Originally posted on Junub Sudan & Me:
Southern Sudanese are building like there is no tomorrow! It really makes me very happy to see them working so hard to literally build their country. I have heard however, from dad mostly (if not totally), that most of the construction just started as the independence loomed. It does make me a little disappointed to hear about this procrastination, since they had many years to prepare, but I hope now that the gears have shifted for good. I hope that at this point, there is no turning back! Sure there will always be issues, the government – no government will ever satisfy all of its people. There will always be disappointment – and cynics and pessimists or skeptics – will run with it like there’s no tomorrow.
I have made the conscious decision to be optimistic about South Sudan. Yes, there’s a lot that still needs to be done, but…
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