ALEK MOSES (HOBART TASMANIA)- Garang John, a once-prominent journalist with the South Sudan Television (SSTV) but was fired by the organization, has become a mouthpiece for some of the most corrupt officials within the government of South Sudan, doing so either for favors or paycheck or a combination of both.
In a recent article by the Northern Corridor Morning Post, Garang took to social media on both his accounts Garang John (his proper Facebook account) and Ayok Amet Chol (a troll account where he drops comments and feigns ignorance and lack of grammatical proficiency for the purposes of deceit). Below is Garang’s troll.
Under his proper account, Garang went into a tirade of falsehood, describing the Northern Corridor Morning Post as an unscrupulous organization under the payroll of the Sentry and the Enough Project, an accusation that is both untrue and misleading.
Garang went further to describe the corrupt official in the finance ministry as a ‘soft-spoken and courteous man’; personality descriptors that have little bearing on the minister’s performance and his corrupt practices that have plagued the ministry. Seen below are Garang’s posts in which he describes the organization in untrue terms and went further to lie about the existence of a regional strategy to de-campaign the ‘’good names’’ of South Sudanese government officials.
It is imperative to point out that Garang John has been out of work for five years, and in this hopeless state of unemployability has built a reputation for lies, deceit, poor reporting, and opportunistic journalism.
Northern Corridor Morning Post will continue to bring to light the importance of transparent leadership, accountability, and to reinstate the contract between the State and the people so that the people can ask their government without fear, that if there is no corruption, where are the hospitals? Where are the roads? Why am I unable to support my family? Why is a South Sudanese Armed Forces veteran unable to support his family when he has given so much to his people?
The organization believes that government officials are to serve the people, and they are in no way above the law. We will continue to hold them to account. We will speak about what has been stolen, and who has stolen it, and how much, and under what circumstances.