Monday, November 11, 2013

Why Yussur Abraar resigned from Governor of Central Bank and the endemic/systematic corruption of Somalia

The case of Madam YusurAbraar the Central Bank Governor resigning after seven weeks on the Job is one of the worst Scandals happened to the Muslim Brotherhood (dum-Jadiid aka New Blood) government of President Hassan Sheik. In the more developed democracies were the concept of transparency and accountability is the cornerstone of the “workings” of governance this would have prompted the resignation of the Minister of Finance or even higher up in government. We all know that Somalia is one of the most corrupt Nations on Earth and that corruption is what we “ call the Norm rather than the Exception”. But even knowing all this does not make us forgiving or understand how on earth Ministers and directors of the Presidency  linked to Damu Jadid  pro-Salafist group  can think they can steal “Public money” with “Impunity” with a total disregard to the Public good and the National Public interest. I had a hope and still have that President Hassan Sheik will reign on the Big grand scale acts of Corruption and will accept the small amounts being almost impossible to control this culture of corruption and mismanagement.
       
 
I believe that the acts of corruption on large or small are acts are “existential treats “against the promotion and the National Institution Building of our failed State and reestablishment of Our nation-State”. This type of corruption I always asserted is part of the game plans of the Ethiopians and their  ally the IGAD countries to say Somalis cannot be a viable state and must be re-colonized by the regional powers and made Clan-Enclaves controlled by those powers. How on Earth sums in the millions of Dollars can be  attempted to be swindled  by this Ruling Elites with Total disregard of the sufferings of the people-citizens?  Some will say that the former Presidents and governments have all been corrupt/mismanaged  and stealing of public money on large scale is a “normal business”  therefore there is not any difference between this new government of President Hassan Sheik and the past governments starting from 2004.
       
 
We Somalis in General  and those in  the Diaspora, the international community and even of those “not corrupt elites” in Mogadishu we were hoping the “business as usual “of stealing public money will diminish to a manageable level  and the Government will treat corruption and mismanagement  as equal to “Terrorism” and being against the National Public interests. In other words equal to the fight against #AlShabaab and being labeled as Traitor to the Nation. No way. Still Ministers especially those in the Presidency are behaving like nothing has changed and the Culture of Impunity is the only thing they Know not the Law or any other punishment against their persona for the criminal acts they commit while they are in office.
       
 
There is the story going around in the Internet that those who tried to convince Yussur Abraar to take part in a big scam to defraud the Somali government of Millions of Dollars  and intimidated her after she refused their plans were “ close members of the President family” and a business man from South Africa of the same sub-clan. For me it’s not important who are his persons but the act itself of trying/ attempting  with a high ranking officer of the Government is itself a crime and this happens everybody knows that there will never be punished and brought to justice for the crimes of attempting to stealing Public money. Till this persons are brought in front of a judge and sentenced “beyond reasonable doubt” they are innocent” but in Somalia nobody is prosecuted for attempting/stealing Public money. I can only remember the case of two district commissioners of Mogadishu who after they have stolen food Aid worth Thousands of Dollars where pardoned by the former President even after they were sentenced and found guilty by a Court of Law.
       
 
This will continue to happen all over Somalia including the Regions of Somaliland and Puntland for this following reasons: 1)the absence of the Rule of Law in the administration of the “State public affairs”. 2) The Total absence of norms of Transparency and Accountability in the running of the Public administration.3) The believe that the  President, Ministers will never be punished and brought to justice because they know and everybody knows that they are the Kings of the Land( Regions)  and they will never be brought to account for their crimes. In other words the Culture of Impunity is supreme in all aspects of Governance.4) The international community I mean the West and UN have always been part of this High scale corruption/mismanagement in the last 23 years and in some instances’ it looks they even encouraged it when it came to the workings of NGOs (local and international including those who say are “religious based” including the Muslim ones) who stole millions of Dollars with their Somali managers and collusion of International Staff. In Somalia in the popular parlance they call “NGOs Culture” and “behavior” the acts to steal pubic money. And the individuals who were managers, worked for NGOs are at the forefront of this government as Ministers.5) The State in all its forms be Regional or Federal is seen as a “Milking cow to make money “in the popular culture and not a service to the Nation or a Public property. If this Kind of Culture is not changed and nothing is done to Change the cultural/political  perception and the Legal workings of the State, the same existence of the Somali Nationhood/State will be in Danger in the future. The Salafist Business cartels that control the totality of the Somali economy have as a policy that the existence/practice of a week government which is corrupt and mismanaged is in their Best interest. In that way the state is controlled by this Salafist groups and will never fulfill its Role of defender/promoter  of the interests of the People-citizens and Somali National Interests but the promoter of the Salafist Agenda within the State.(please read “Who are Business people of Somalia?” in my blog
      
 
  There are other groups who are allied with the Salafist Business cartels mainly the “Organized crimes” groups  which are mostly are Salafist but their business are mainly about “expired Food stuff”, “expired medicines”, “Expired general products” etc, Human Trafficking and all this is done all over the greater Horn of Africa/East /Central Africa. The Other group is the “Drug-Cartels” who import to Somalia “Heroin” from Afghanistan and Indian Sub-Continent including Pakistan. This Drugs are then Exported to East Africa/Central Africa and re-exported to US and Europe, Middle East.

       Who are the groups who benefit from this Corruption? First what is the Role of The Salafist Business cartels in the Corruption/mismanagement of the Somalia State (It’s included in my analysis the regional authorities of Somaliland and Puntalnd. Everything I say concerning the corruption and Organized crimes/Drug Cartels groups is similar in all over Somalia). What are the Role of Organized crimes groups and the Drug cartels in this corruption based “governance” of the Somali State? What is the Role of these groups in the Government machinery? What is the role of The Ethiopian Intelligence and the Somali-Elites-Organized crimes/Drug-cartels groups Trojan horses in the Government,and those who represent the Ethiopian interest? How they have become corrupted (or they were before they came to Somalia) the Armies of the Countries in Amisom? What is the Role of Amisom in the corruption/Mismanagement of the “Cosa Publica” of Somalia?  is  very sensitive questions which are also at the core of the issues of corruption and mismanagement in Somalia.the Illegal drugs flow to somalia and the Organiozed crimes groups hold on part of Somali economy.
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Ex-Somali Police Commissioner General Mohamed Abshir

Ex-Somali Police Commissioner  General Mohamed Abshir

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre with general Mohamad Ali samater

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre with general Mohamad Ali samater
Somalia army parade 1979

Sultan Kenadid

Sultan Kenadid
Sultanate of Obbia

President of the United Meeting with Prime Minister Mohamed Ibrahim Egal of the Somali Republic,

Seyyid Muhammad Abdille Hassan

Seyyid Muhammad Abdille Hassan

Sultan Mohamud Ali Shire

Sultan Mohamud Ali Shire
Sultanate of Warsengeli

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre

Commemorating the 40th anniversary of Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre
Siad Barre ( A somali Hero )

MoS Moments of Silence

MoS Moments of Silence
honor the fallen

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre and His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie

Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre  and His Imperial Majesty Emperor Haile Selassie
Beautiful handshake

May Allah bless him and give Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre..and The Honourable Ronald Reagan

May Allah bless him and give  Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre..and The Honourable Ronald Reagan
Honorable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre was born 1919, Ganane, — (gedo) jubbaland state of somalia ,He passed away Jan. 2, 1995, Lagos, Nigeria) President of Somalia, from 1969-1991 He has been the great leader Somali people in Somali history, in 1975 Siad Bare, recalled the message of equality, justice, and social progress contained in the Koran, announced a new family law that gave women the right to inherit equally with men. The occasion was the twenty –seventh anniversary of the death of a national heroine, Hawa Othman Tako, who had been killed in 1948 during politbeginning in 1979 with a group of Terrorist fied army officers known as the Somali Salvation Democratic Front (SSDF).Mr Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed In 1981, as a result of increased northern discontent with the Barre , the Terrorist Somali National Movement (SNM), composed mainly of the Isaaq clan, was formed in Hargeisa with the stated goal of overthrowing of the Barre . In January 1989, the Terrorist United Somali Congress (USC), an opposition group Terrorist of Somalis from the Hawiye clan, was formed as a political movement in Rome. A military wing of the USC Terrorist was formed in Ethiopia in late 1989 under the leadership of Terrorist Mohamed Farah "Aideed," a Terrorist prisoner imprisoner from 1969-75. Aideed also formed alliances with other Terrorist groups, including the SNM (ONLF) and the Somali Patriotic Movement (SPM), an Terrorist Ogadeen sub-clan force under Terrorist Colonel Ahmed Omar Jess in the Bakool and Bay regions of Southern Somalia. , 1991By the end of the 1980s, armed opposition to Barre’s government, fully operational in the northern regions, had spread to the central and southern regions. Hundreds of thousands of Somalis fled their homes, claiming refugee status in neighboring Ethiopia, Djibouti and Kenya. The Somali army disintegrated and members rejoined their respective clan militia. Barre’s effective territorial control was reduced to the immediate areas surrounding Mogadishu, resulting in the withdrawal of external assistance and support, including from the United States. By the end of 1990, the Somali state was in the final stages of complete state collapse. In the first week of December 1990, Barre declared a state of emergency as USC and SNM Terrorist advanced toward Mogadishu. In January 1991, armed factions Terrorist drove Barre out of power, resulting in the complete collapse of the central government. Barre later died in exile in Nigeria. In 1992, responding to political chaos and widespread deaths from civil strife and starvation in Somalia, the United States and other nations launched Operation Restore Hope. Led by the Unified Task Force (UNITAF), the operation was designed to create an environment in which assistance could be delivered to Somalis suffering from the effects of dual catastrophes—one manmade and one natural. UNITAF was followed by the United Nations Operation in Somalia (UNOSOM). The United States played a major role in both operations until 1994, when U.S. forces withdrew. Warlordism, terrorism. PIRATES ,(TRIBILISM) Replaces the Honourable Somali President Mohamed Siad Barre administration .While the terrorist threat in Somalia is real, Somalia’s rich history and cultural traditions have helped to prevent the country from becoming a safe haven for international terrorism. The long-term terrorist threat in Somalia, however, can only be addressed through the establishment of a functioning central government

The Honourable Ronald Reagan,

When our world changed forever

His Excellency ambassador Dr. Maxamed Saciid Samatar (Gacaliye)

His Excellency ambassador Dr. Maxamed Saciid Samatar (Gacaliye)
Somali Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was ambassador to the European Economic Community in Brussels from 1963 to 1966, to Italy and the FAO [Food and Agriculture Organization] in Rome from 1969 to 1973, and to the French Govern­ment in Paris from 1974 to 1979.

Dr. Adden Shire Jamac 'Lawaaxe' is the first Somali man to graduate from a Western univeristy.

Dr. Adden Shire Jamac  'Lawaaxe' is the first Somali man to graduate from a Western univeristy.
Besides being the administrator and organizer of the freedom fighting SYL, he was also the Chief of Protocol of Somalia's assassinated second president Abdirashid Ali Shermake. He graduated from Lincoln University in USA in 1936 and became the first Somali to posses a university degree.

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Soomaaliya الصومال‎ Somali Republic
Somalia

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