Consequences of Political Infighting

The rift between the two top officeholders in Somalia, and the subsequent removal of Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon ‘Saa’id’, has dealt a serious blow to the credibility of the Federal Government of Somalia and disoriented it from the urgent task of state-building. Another phase of infighting could lead to the collapse of this government.

Still the crisis may offer a second lease of life for the government if managed properly. To regain confidence domestically and internationally, President Hassan Sheikh must urgently appoint a capable and credible prime minister and allow him to independently execute his constitutional responsibilities, starting with refocusing the government’s agenda back on institutional building and fighting corruption.

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Cawaaqibta Hardanka Siyaasadeed

Loollanka ragaadiyey madaxda ugu sarreysa ee Dowladda Federaalka ah ee Soomaaliya ee horseeday in baarlamaanku kalsoonida kala laabto Ra’iisul Wasaare Cabdi Faarax Shirdoon ‘Saacid’ wuxuu dhaawac weyn u geystay sharciyadda dowladda, isla markaana wuxuu dowladda ka weeciyey waajibaadkeedii qaran-dhiska ahaa, sida bixinta adeegyada aasaasiga ah oo uu amnigu ugu horreeyo. Hardan kale oo dhaca wuxuu horseedi karaa burburka dowladda oo dhan.

Sidaas oo ay tahay, xiisaddan waxay fursad labaad siin kartaa dowladda, haddii ay si wanaagsan u maamusho. Si uu usoo ceshado kalsoonida gudaha iyo dibadda, Madaxweyne Xasan Sheekh waa inuu si degdeg ah usoo magacaabaa R/Wasaare tayo iyo sharciyad leh, isla markaana u oggolaadaa inuu si madax bannaan u guto waajibaadkiisa dastuuriga ah, oo ay ugu horreyso in majara dowladda dib loogu soo celiyo howsha muhiimka ah ee dhismaha hey’ado qaran iyo la dagaallanka musuqmaasuqa.

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4 Comments

  1. Khadija Musse
    Posted December 2013 at 12:27 am | Permalink

    Haduusan maanta ka fiirsan xulashada Ra’isal wasaaraha madaxweyne Hassan Sheikh ee uusan soo xulin Raisalwasaare taya leh oo wax qabad leh oo Ummadda Iyo wadamadaba ee deeqda bixiya UN ka ururka Afrikaanka , midowga ururka Islaamka , ururka wadamada carabta intaba qanciya maskabkiisu hoos buu uga dhacayaa Iyo hankii Somali Wayn u heeysay .

  2. Jibril Warsmae
    Posted December 2013 at 2:06 am | Permalink

    I pray Allah swt may shower his mercy on our beloved country. Somalia needs not Qabiil but leaders fulfill our ambition. In short
    “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good”
    NATION United without DIVISION.
    Politicians devoid of CORRUPTION,
    Each of them with a MISSION.
    Only to fullfill our AMBITIONS.

  3. abdi
    Posted December 2013 at 10:27 am | Permalink

    Let the state of Somalia solve it’s own problems and divide into countries ..we are waiting for another darod prime minister not from the other tribes or dir tribe.. god bless them

  4. Bashir
    Posted April 2014 at 10:51 pm | Permalink

    An “independent prime minister” is oxymoronic in the current structure of Somali government. Until that conundrum is resolved, no Somali government will properly function. One main source of Somali problem is the very document on which its government is based– the so-called constitution. This document has a serious structural issue– one I believe will dominate all other Somali issues. To state it bluntly, it is unrealistic to expect an elected president (let us, just for the sake of argument, assume that the president was elected) to appoint a prime minister and allow him to independently execute “his constitutional responsibilities,” whatever those responsibilities might be. I am of the opinion that the Somali constitution was wickedly designed to keep the status quo of a failed state. Until the constitution is changed such that the country has one head, Somalia will remain a failed state. Only Somalis can change it. The world does not want it changed.

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