On the 10 Independence Day of South Sudan, former first US ambassador to South Sudan, Ambassador Suzan D Page, says it is unacceptable ten years down the road of the independence of South Sudan the politicians have no empathies for the impoverished population and are still stealing the resources of the country while more than half of the country depends on the humanitarian handout.
Ambassador Page says the euphoria spirit of independence of South Sudan on 9 July 2011 has been placed into dust by greedy politicians.
Ambassador Page says the international community including the US should be blamed for taking soft approaches on politicians in South Sudan, by awarding the corrupt politicians who have stolen millions of dollars. Ambassador Page says sanctions alone cannot solve the problem of South Sudan, she cited the case of Taban Deng Gai one of the five vice President who is under the United States Sanction, Ambassador Page says the likes of Taban Deng Gai should not be embraced as peace agents but rather be held accountable for their crimes.
Ambassador Page says the US, EU, TROIKA, IGAD, and AU should have taken a tough approach on South Sudan politicians, however, according to her this wasn't the case as a result of the country’s common persons continue to endure the unbearable suffering.