The Somali Transitions Federal Government (TFG), since its formation a few years ago, there has been a chaotic realm of political confusion, corruption, and cute rows between top officials, which habitually follows a road to zero where things fall into self-fulfilling prophecy of negativity and lack of tangible accomplishments in the must-do tasks the government should be doing instead of being engrossed in internal feuds that divides it into entities of self-interest groups and individuals. So far, this has reflected on the usual political bickering that happen between every president and prime minister that sit in the presidential palace of the TFG. The list of the presidents and prime ministers of the TFG who fought over political differences is too long; Abdualhi Yusuf Vs Geedi, Nur Ade Vs Abdulahi Yusuf, and recently, Sheikh Sharif and Sharmarke; the question is, will the same something happen between president Sharif and the new prime minister, Mohamed Abdulahi Mohamed (Farmajo)? Or things will be different where the president and the new prime minister focus on the huge challenges that the TFG currently faces, which is the dysfunctional traits of the TFG itself, which controls a few street in Mogadishu, plus the stiff armed opposition waged by the Islamists, who control most of Southern and central Somalia? The answers to those questions will be provided by the happenings of the future but how things develop will not be left to chance but how the TFG and its president and prime minister handle their political posture and cooperation will be the key. However, the status quo of the TFG sounds like a smoker who finds it hard to quit smoking; for instance, from the Sharmarke´s government and beyond, the TFG failed to organize itself to a degree where it can expand its control beyond the few streets it controls in the capital; the TFG failed to give its institutions the synergy they need to work together. The TFG fall into a hole of bad habits where corruption, lack of focus on important things and lack of fulfilling its mandate creep in. In a nutshell, eight months left for the TFG and the challenges ahead for the new prime minister are immense, such as forming a cabinet with quality than with quantity. Well, will the TFG quit its bad habits? Or it will be like a smoker who finds it hard to quit smoking?
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