It is the new year again! Welcome 2007.
The past year had been one with lots of ups and downs in Sudan. There are bad sides, very bad sides andvery, very bad sides for many people in the country. I don't want to dwell on all these bad times. However, I have high expectations for 2007.
Let 2007 be the year we see peace and stability in Sudan's Darfur region where more 250,000 lost their dear lives and thousands others displaced.
Let 2007 be the year we see real peace in South Sudan, implementation of the CPA to the letter, without the instability cause by the militias.
Let 2007 be the year when all Sudanese put their differences behind them and resolve to work together, building the nation that will be the envy of the world.
Let 2007 be the year all Sudanese people of all colours and creed enjoy the fruits and wealth of their country.
Let 2007 be the year that goes down in history as the turning point.
Let it be. Welcome 2007.