Friday, October 22, 2010

Somalia: Why the new PM is the right

Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed (Farmajo), the new Prime Minister designate was a former colleague of mine and fellow civil servant in Somalia’s Foreign Ministry. He was there almost a year when I joined the service in mid 1983. In the Foreign Ministry in Mogadishu, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed was a quiet, unassuming, conscientious and capable man. Like many who joined the service, he had idealistic and deeply held patriotic convictions.

The appointment of Mohamed Abdullahi as Prime Minister is definitely a move to the right direction and President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed is to be applauded for his suitable choice. President Sharif who picked his own choice for the post was inundated with too many outside pressures for a number of individuals other than Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed to consider for the position. The fact that the President did not succumb to such outside pressures is highly commendable. As time goes by, President Sharif will most likely be vindicated in his choice of Prime Minister and the Somali people will be grateful for it.

Given a free hand to do the job and the help of the Somali people and Diaspora communities around the world, Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed will most likely improve significantly, the authority of the government and help revive Somalia.

For a man who has not taken office yet, the detractors were quick to berate the new PM. When those who do not know a man rush to rebuke him for taking office there is a cause for celebration. Wisdom tells you to bet on that man. Among such detractors of the Prime Minister designate is one Dr Pham who has gained notoriety as a serial indulgent in his antics and innate hatred for Somalia.

In Dr Pham’s yet again unhelpful antics and corrosive opinion: Somalia's New Prime Minister: Not Quite What the Doctor Ordered, is full of throw back allegations and innuendoes of the 1970s military government era. Does this man not have conscience not to add to the division and woes of the long suffering Somali people who need to move away from self inflicted conflict?

However, it should be understood that there is something else behind Dr. Pham’s rush to attack the TFG and the new PM designate. He is worried stiff that Somalia which has been written off by the likes of him and enemies of our nation is once again on the threshold to gain the gift of hope and the best chance of revival in the appointment of Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed as Prime Minister. And it seems this is what is unsettling the likes of Dr Pham.
The new Prime Minister is wholly committed to establishing peace in Somalia. Peace which has eluded the nation for too long may at last be possible and within our grasp thanks to Sheikh Sharif’s latest wise selection.
The new PM comes to the job with an important card which might be crucial for the Transitional Government’s success. Many in Al-Shabab movement hail from the new Prime Minister’s home turf (clan area) and he has the strongest chance to appeal to them to rejoin their nation’s rebuilding and progress rather than continue to taking part in its destruction. The new Prime Minister has vision for Somalia which would include to:

•Improve security and help establish peace in the country

•Strive for reconciliation within the Somali people

•Work for the whole nation and not favour any group above the other

•Encourage harmony and coexistence within our people

•Establish inclusive and effective government based on merit

•Appoint a suitable team to steer the nation out of its crises

•Ensure transparency and accountability in government

•Restore government ministries and offices

•Revamp our Foreign Service to assist reconstruction, investment, serve the interests of the nation and overseas communities etc

•Ensure funds are spent properly and wisely

•Seek good relations with our neighbours based on mutual respect

Our people who are yearning for peace and a functioning government are asking for the cessation of unhelpful interference and meddling in our affairs so that the Somali people can reconcile with one another and bring about a speedy closure of our nation’s open wound in the form of prolonged anarchy and statelessness.
Contrary to the whimpering of our nation’s detractors and enemies there is no doubt President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed has picked the right man for the job. God willing, if Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed succeeds in his task to help pacify and rebuild the nation it will be to the credit of the President. However, if the new Prime Minister is to be successful, he has to have a free hand to do the job without interference or power struggle reminiscent of the recent past. That is why on Saturday 23 October 2010, it is urgently important for the Parliament to confirm the appointment of the new Prime Minister and give him all the support he needs to do the job. For the sake of our nation’s quest to turn itself around and get ahead, we wish the new Prime Minister all the good luck and God speed.

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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,

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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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