Death has once again robbed the Aweil Community of her dear sons. We are saddened, beyond words, by the sudden passing of our brothers and leaders: Sultan Kom Kom Geng (Kom Malieth), Sultan Kuol Kuol Makuac (Kuol Manyiel) and Deng Aldo Ajou Deng Akuei whose young life was cut short in Cario, Egypt. On behalf of the Aweil Community in North America and on our own behalf, we the undersigned leaders would like to register our joined and deepest condolences to the bereaved families, the Aweil Community and the entire nation of south Sudan for this tragic loss.
Indeed, the years: 2005 and 2006 have been eventful and difficult years for the people of Aweil in particular and south Sudan at large. Since the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA), we have lost great number of prominent personalities and numerous citizens. This is in contrary to our expectation that the downing of weapons and tools of war in South Sudan at the wake of the CPA meant an end to deaths and sufferings to all people of marginalized areas. It pains, a great deal, to see loves ones, leaders or citizens pass away at a time when we need them most and when our attention should be focused on rebuilding and rehabilitating our war-devastated country.
When all is said and done, we should adhere to the bitter reality that death is not only here to stay, but it will also remain the mystery it has always been to humankind. Further, it will continue to be the only path no living being will avoid. In view of this fact, there is no much we can do when it robs us of love ones other than asking the giver of life to receive them in his ever loving hands and to grant the bereaved families spirits of comfort and strength to help them get to term with the realities that come with death. May He, the creator, rest the departed brothers in eternal peace. Yanakan.
Ashuein Achuil Alor,
Federation of Aweil Communities in Canada ,
Gabriel Ngong Ngong
Aweil Community Association in USA