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  1. Well, Deeq it is a nice blog. It seems the Diaspora folks are not liked in Mogadishu. Soldiers and soldiers are the base for future security. NGO's are doing some badly needed necessary works, but you must get inside The government to fix things. not everyone would be able to relocate, nevertheless, good job, good luck and stay safe.
  2. Of course, his home was just attacked by insurgents, and instead of in army camouflage, he is just smiling in big comfy chair. He is comfortable. Miyaanu ogayn in kursi dhiigle uu ku fadhiistay.
  3. Mr. Che, saaxiib thanks, I tried to upload from Boramaonline but couldn't . This is what I meant. Look at the chair.
  4. Is this a guy in emergency situation, or a king sitting in a big chair. he should be standing up or addressing the nation in an official capacity, sitting behind his desk. aaway dadkii la lahaa paratakool ayey ku qaybsan yihiin ee tobanka gaadhayey. Maalin walba waxaad arkaysaa isagoo sandal wata oo fadhi balladhan ku jira oo hadana la waraysanayo. Waa ceeb. hawlaha dawlada markad aqabanayso , sida la hadalka ummada xafiiskaaga fadhiiso oo si sharafi la socoto ula hadal ummada. waa hadii aad wax dhagaysanayso.
  5. They couldn't defeat Mexico, they passes Chile with penalties, and The referee denied Colombia the equalizing goal. When I saw the first game against Croatia, with fake penalty to keep them ahead, I knew they were paper tigers. Final game, Argentina vs Germany. Messi will win the cup. That is my prediction.
  6. Saalax, judging by latest events Siilaanyo won't be re-elected. The last three months were spent to fix the Kulmiye quagmire, and the drama still continues. They do not govern any more. He doesn't have the energy or the capacity to work even 8 hours. Everyone in Somaliland is talking about his disappearance. I wish he was healthy and energetic, but , the reality is it became a government run by unelected people. On the issue of the Berbera factory, this run down factory was worthless for 24 years. if somebody want to invest , he should be welcomed. First, The Berbera community doesn't own the mountains, second if they are interested in investing millions, they could have done long time ago. If there is someone who want to invest his well earned money, I would welcome them, especially in my home town.
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  8. This guy should pay his crimes. also the associates who helped him should pay the ultimate price. Having said that, his accent is absolutely no Burcaawi or Togdheer. f you want to learn how Burcaawi speak , here is Sooraan and Jawaan from Burco.
  9. gooni, Booli Qaran looma bixiyeen haday guryo caadiya yihiin. Aduunka meel walba dad ladan iyo faqiir way wada joogaan, waana la wada noolyahay. Waxaad shaqaysatona cidi kugu qabsan mayso. Daarta shaqeyso oo dhiso. Haka dhisan askariga mushaarkiisa iyo caano boodhaha qaxootiga loo keenay. Biilka korontada Djibouti guriga caadiga bishii waa saddex boqol oo doolar. Biyaha xaafada badankooda waxa loogu dhaamiya qasabado maalin dhaaf ah. Hadaad soo marto suuqa sare, waxaad arki sar dheer oo la yidhaahdo Sarta aidiska. Lacagtii loogu talagalay Aidska ayuu wasiirkii caafimaadku ka dhistay. Dadka ayaa ku sheekayts. Waxan guryha laga dhisanayo lacag la shaqeystay ma ahan. Waa Foreign aid money. Waxani waa " Sunatu Kawniya", dawlad Muslim ah oo cadaalad xumo iyo dulmi ku baahday ma sii jirto.
  10. The black flag caring despots will not last. There were reports of bulldozing and bombing mosques and religious shrines of the Shia Muslims. These mix of Arab nationalism, Hizbul Ba'ath of Iraq and Wahhabi extremists won't go far. Who knows, They May even attack their main beneficiary the Saudi Kingdom. The chickens may come home to roost.
  11. Allah subhana Watacaal is just. Injustice and corruption will not last. I had "Aftur" yesterday with one of my friends from Djibouti who is close to the Ruling Family. He was telling me about the huge mansions built in a place called " Haramuus" from the north of the airport. He said it costs between $ 800, 000 to a million. the sea water was brought close to the homes. Everyone one want to be part of that class , even those who had homes are building second homes. I told him about those huge Hollywood style mansions that dominated the landscape in Mogadishu, in nineteen eighties. They were called " Booli Qaran". They were huge houses with acre style playground and a parking lot that could take 10 luxury cars. Everyone knew they were built by a stolen money, that is why when the uprising came, all the anger and frustration of poor who were watching these fat cats turned ugly, and Somalia is still sorting out about that calamity. In Mogadishu a freind who were A senior bureaucrat said " Waa markii iigu horaysay een arko albaab lagu fuarayo "remote iyo Qalab raaxo oo casriya oo Qasiriga dhex ceegaaga, maalintii ku xigtaynaa, beertiisii oo Afgooye ku Taala Ayaan u raacay". " Waxaan la yaabay sida ay u barwaaqaysteen, isagoo weliba waxuu ka dhegana daadinaya, markaasaan ku Idhi, waar waatanoo nolol iyo raaxo aduun waad gaadheene, miyaad dadka iska sii jeedisaan ood biyaha iyo Korantada iyo waxayaabha daruuiga aad waxooga xooga saartaan". Nin daar ku jiraa daruur ma arkee ilayn xalay roobkii baa da'ay. Well within few years the peasants with forks descended from the mountains. If Djibouti doesn't change, expect the peasants uprising sooner or later.
  12. These Arabs don't know what to do with petro dollars. I wonder how they are going to survive when oil runs out or new technology replaces oil. They are trying to buy prestige with money. Look at Qatar, a country of less than two million people want to host the world cup in 2022. They won the bid by bribing everyone. It is one city state. They want to build eight stadiums from scratch and are importing half million foreign labour to built all these. They are known to hold back the wages of these poor workers who are coming from Bangladesh, India, philippines and Pakistan. If I were Fifa , I would a ward that thing to Turkey or even Egypt.
  13. This is the kind of discussions people were expecting and missing from SOL. I really like the way Coofle is analyzing. I hope it will continue. Decisions are made by those who show up. As he said, most of us don't want to be there. Certain skills are neede to court and pamber the tribal leaders. Also, as Dhagaxtuur said, these Gadhacaseyaal are already there, and will fight back if you try to eliminate them. Make them Senators so they could be at least accountable. When a country is trying to rise from the ashes of civil war , anarchy and tribalism, you need a strong voice. If you look back the countries in Africa who recuperated from the civil war , they all had a strong leader to stabilize and move forward. IN Rwanda and Uganda, both got a benevolent dictators to sort out the mess. We Somalis are our own "Suldaans", fiercely independent people who could not be coerced easily by a dictator, especially short sighted tribal dictator. If the dictator is a benevolent, the people must buy that he is above the tribal pickering and the corruption of the elite, and he must lead by example. The Somali masses are very well informed and inclined to detect any slant of nepotism, tribal loyalty or even the perception of " Qabyaalad". Yoniz is saying a " haywire Federalism" is the way. of course federalism is here to stay, but the national security situation and the threat of Al-shabaab can't be eliminated by a painstaking work that needed a united command and effort, which the regional governments do not have the resources or capabilities . One may argue that Puntland has achieved some success on the security issue, but peaceful Puntland is not enough to sustain or guarantee a national government. That coming decade of 2014-2024 could be lost by the constant pickering and the subduing of al-shabaab. Maybe for starters, we should get rid of the so called parallel leadership of the Prime minister and President. This Italian system of government is predisposed to fail. From 1945- 1990 the Italians had almost forty governments. How many prime ministers did we had from 2000 to 2014. It is more than ten. we need a unified leadership of President and vice President, like the Somaliland system. In Somaliland the leader has dictatorial powers , but doesn't achieve bigger goals due to short sightedness. Any way, if we can't agree on benevolent visionary dictator, then we must start by eliminating the Italian system of parallel and conflicting leadership.
  14. You know guys, Coofle have a point. The masses might be their own enemies. Leaders probably are the reflection of the masses they represent. People have the tendencies of refusing to give a chance those who might be honest. It is easy to discourage. " reer hebel buu neceb yahay" will be enough to stay away from a good man. in bad cultures, the rule of law is a threat to their way of life. There are constant allegations of wrongdoing and embezzlement of public funds, yet there are no legal or journalistic mechanism to get to the bottom of it. The guy who stole tuesday may be a candidate today.The first step is to elect a new generation of leaders who are accountable.
  15. so many mediocre couches. Dechamp, the French coach saw his team struggling to score, so he waited until the 85th minute to throw in a third forward. you must gamble or you will go home in a few minutes. I would have added a third offensive player from the 70th minute. He had top class players sitting in the bench. Jurgen Klinsmann, the USA couch abandoned the midfield which was dominated by Belgium. He couldn't do any adjustments to close the gap. tHe game was between American defence and Belgium attack. If not for the goalkeeper could have been 5 nothing. Nigeria and Ghana demanded cash before their games, and Cameroon have been accused of taking bribe. West africa must be very strange place. No pride at all. most of these players are millionaires playing around the world.
  16. shaqaalaha dawlada oon saddex bilood mushaar qaadan Qaar ka mid ah howl-wadeenada Wasaaradaha Dowladda Soomaaliya ayaa ka cabanaya mushaar la'aan muddo saddex billood ah; iyaga oo cabasho arrintaasi la xiriirtana u gudbiyey Madaxda sare ee Dowladda. “Wasiirka Maaliyadda Xuseen Cabdi Xalane oo Wasaaradiisu ey qaabilsan tahay mushaar siinta shaqaalaha Dowladda wuxuu isticmaalaa marka uu dibedda u duulayo diyuurad qaas ah oo kiro ah (Private jet); isaga oo Muqdisho ka soo degay 30 June. Dowladda Soomaaliya ayeey ceeb iyo weji gabax ku tahay in iyadoo shaqaalihii dowladda aaney wax mushaarad ah arag saddex billood, laguna jiro bishii barakeysneyd ee Ramadaan in dhaqaalihii dadkaasi ay ku dabooli lahaayeen baahida qoysaskooda la musuq-maasuqo ” ayuu yiri Muxuddiin C/qaadir oo ka mid ah howl-wadeenada Wasaaradda Maaliyadda, wuxuuna intaasi sii raaciyey in mushaaraada shaqaalaha dowladda la siiyo in ay bixiso dowladda Norway; balse lacagahaasi ey musuq-maasuqaan Madaxda Dowladda. ; “Lacagta mushaaraadka loo bixiyo waa lacagtii ay dowladda Norway bixineysay, markii sidan oo kale ay dhacdo oo mushaaraadka shaqaalaha la bixin waayo, madaxda dowladdu waxey marmarsiiyo ka dhigataa arrimo degdeg ah ayaan ku qabay; Dowladda Norway ayaa laga rabaa in ay lacagahaasi hubiyaan halka ay ku baxayaan” ayuu yiri Muxuddiin. Xafiiska Warqabadka Dayniile.com Webmaster@dayniile.com Tafatiraha Wabka Dayniile.com
  17. lacagi majirto ma rumaysanayo hada kadib. Bishii shan jeer ayaa aduunka loo dhoofaa, Hoteelada dad dawlada ku xidhan ayaa jiifa oo lacagtooda la bixiyaa, xaflado aan dhamaanayn ayaa la qabtaa, baabuur qaaliya ayaa socota. hase ahaatee, $100 askriga poliska la mahayo.
  18. I don't mind little face lift or some prestige to the office of the President, I do not get the idea of taking huge sofas to events and sit alone in a big couch while everybody else is sitting in a chair. I want that money to go to a solder defending the country.
  19. Coofle, please keep educating people about this cancer. As you said the Roman empire was extended from British isle to Syria and mesopotamia. European powers fought one another for one thousand years. In the twentieth century alone over fifty million people have died during first and second world war. Those nations are united today under EU Caliphate as you said. It started with economic liberalization and reducing of trade barriers. Now with common currency and political union is the foundation. In 1945, similar union of the Arab nations have started in the middle east and Africa. for seventy years till the day they formulated up to now, nothing have changed. Rather than condemn Israel from time to time, nothing tangible came out of this union. No trade, cultural, or political union . It is a tribal club, where feudal monarchies, despots, Dictators and corrupt rulers agree to disagree and denounce one another. The Arab league is the most incompetent, corrupt and backward institution ever formed by any group nations. This so called Caliphate is the same Arab dictatorship taking religious character. They will kill every human being that have a different opinion. of course they will kill jews, christians and people who have different culture, but before they reach that state, they have to eliminate every shia or Muslim who do not adhere their twisted murderous way of life. In order to set up despotic rule, they have to kill millions in Iraq and Syria. First they claimed to be fighting a dictator, as a democracy seeking movement, when they couldn't get their way, they said they are fighting a shia monopoly of power by calling the Sunnis to help them. There is no Islam here, other than blood thirsty sects killing one another. We all heard about Al-shabaab saying during the month of Ramadan, they will increase the killing of Somali people. People may not know , but the whole GDP ( gross domestic product ), or the size of their economy of the whole Arab world is not even equal to that of France, a single country. They want to end civilizations, but they will be dead enders who will follow the modern cults that vanished. Before they disappear from the scene, they will cause the suffering of millions of their own people. Just look at Mosul, Iraq's second biggest city, which produced one million refugees in one week.
  20. This big sofa really bugs me. It shows a fat cat enjoying life while his country in burning.
  21. I do not blame the Sub clans. It is the system. strong transparent system is needed. We are a nation of looters. We should never never trust the so called ministers, and those who are in charge of finances. I have a friend who have a body shop. He deals with insurance adjusters. You can't imagine how many Somalis are getting rid the their cars (Khaarijin),to cash in. I really feel for the poor and rural people who are destitute, while donor aid is specifically to build water wells and food for their children.
  22. I agree it is dilema. A national army will eliminate the need for foreign armies milking the country. Local Service and institutions could have been decentralized, but that won't happen. I do not mind a strong leader who want to take matters to alleviate anarchy and extremism. Rotten cultures are hard to change. Did you see all these people waiting for handouts. Even those going back home are looking easy catch not hard work. It will take generations unless we get one decent leader who cleans up the garbage, starting from his own clan. All it takes is one good leader. look at south africa, Ghana and others.
  23. Dr. Kenny , before you decentralize, you have to take the power from these fat cats. They will not allow decentralization or accountability. Adeer , in America, thy already have electricity, water, food and many things. The debate is about other issues. Unemployment is 7% , so they are doing fine. We are talking about people stealing and denying people the basic things like water and food. Pro corruption communities are growing among the people.
  24. The somali composer MOhamed Hudaydi was asked few years ago, why democracy and constitutional order lasted only less than a decade from the independence year of 1960. He said " I think in my opinion it came down to a number of key elements. first exaggerated expectations and craving for unearned material material privileges that began to blunt the daring and honourable creative mind and spirit" " this was the early warning : if we, as a people, did not see decolonization as the opening chapter of a long journey of hard work and nation building, the future would be a massive disappointment." " but few were paying attention, for the majority was intoxicated with easy picking delivered by the by the new political order, and particularly , by the arrival of generous aid from outside world". It was like courting a girl. Gabadh markaad la haasawdo mudo, guur baa xiga, arrooska iyo ciyaarta sariirtu markay cabaar socoto, ayaa maalinta dambe uur baa yimid. Hadii markii hore aad keligaa ahayd, ama labo qof noqoteen hadda, saddex aayasad maraysaan, waa in aad saddex af aad quudisaa , dhar huwisaa , gurina agaasintaa. Hadaad sidii hore aad weli haasaawihi ama " honey moon ku jirto way kuu dhamaatay. The Somalis of that generation were still in a party mood after the marriage. He continues , " President Aadan Cadde and Prime minister Abdiriask H. Huseen ( ahn), tried hard to resist, by their example in leadership, a rising imbecility ( Garaad Xumo), that equated manliness ( Raganimo), with looting of the public commons." Sound familiar of the class of 2014. easy picking , looting and patronage is still with us. After 54 years, people expect more from those who are in charge, especially the president of Somalia and the people who are in the capital. I do not see any sense of emergency to get out of these misery. I watch documentaries about hardship, human suffering and final triumph of those who overcame. What we are facing in Somalia and in the horn is nothing compare to the hardships, wars and other calamities that many nations faced. After the conclusion of the second world war, the Soviet Union lost 25 million people and the biggest destruction in human history, yet they rose and became super power. Others transformed themselves within a generation. They didn't have today's technology and information high ways to do all those things. Now, what are we doing to change this. We are all tired of this constant debate about who has built few houses, or controles few barren villages or who is welcomed by Addis and Nairobi. Tribes are their own entities. Each one has his/her own view point of the Somali issues, they have particular narratives of history and they will never admit wrong doing. Accepting guilt is a weakness. Universal, standard of justice do not apply to them. The basic natural policies of every tribe is to distrust their immediate neighbors, alienate as much as possible , and assume them as your enemies. Furthermore, they watch carefully any gains made by others, either with ministerial appointments or other economic gains. Looting , patronage and unfair advantages are cherished. Moderates and people of common sense are banished from political circles and are considered weak. They have their own deluded logics. Lately , I have seen in the media, tribes and regions claiming the ownership of public infrastructure, like ports and airports. These public land marks are not built by these tribes. Almost all of them were built by the state or with help of foreign governments. From the port of Kismayo, Mogadishu , Boosaaso and Berbera , all of them were built with help of other countries. As international law dectates, sovereign nation control all point of entries of their land. These include land crossing in border posts, maritime and ports for ships, and international airports. All goods , vehicles and people passing through these entry points, must be inspected by the national government . Tariffs and custom duties must be collected by the state. The regional port and airport authorities or even cities, may manage the day to day operations of the ports and airports, but they have no any jurisdiction to collect taxes or custom duties. The local or regional governments can gain revenues from the ports, like trucks hauling freights, deducting taxing from the workers, visitors to the city and other business activities created by those who are either flying or importing and exporting goods. Most of you have seen certain groups , mostly from Mogadishu , have been complaining about the taxes generated by the airport and port of Mogadishu. In their mind , they believe these custom duties and taxes collected by the federal government are theirs. The mogadishu port is built by the Somali state and it belongs to all regardless or where they live. One of them said " lacagtii ka soo baxday dekeda iyo airporka ayaa laga masruufaa baarlamaanka Soomaaliya". Last month a member of Parliament from Sanaag Cali Daacuun, complained about the constant harassment faced by the Parliamentarians from tribal leaders in Mogadishu. They think that by repeating these lies, it could become a legitimate grief of wronged people. These are national landmarks that happen to be in the Capital city of the country. Others say " cashuurta Boosaaso iyo Berbera waa dekedahii dawladee, maxaa lacag looga qaadi laayahy". Well, if you want to collect taxes across the nation , then support the state institutions, stop sympathizing with extremists and make sure your neighborhoods is free of Al-shabaab. The meagre resources and custom duties from Boosaaso is what keeps Puntland running partially. Rather than give back some of the aid money from foreign countries to these administration in order for them to provide some badly needed public service, they want that money too. Do we have to debate everything. For peace of mind and harmony , please stop this nonsense and concentrate other issues that make sense. Big sofas and couches for the elite. It never happens anywhere in the world, except probably the Arab monarchies. Why not sit with normal chairs for the two hours you are there. People line up at Hargeisa airport to welcome Palace minister Hersi. They all want certain favors. they must have plenty of time to sit hours to welcome a mere minister. Here the whole military leadership is greeting the dear leader. Below, the Police chief too is here. Don't they have jobs or business to take care of, such as military to build, crimes to investigate. In the lights of daily attacks , their place should have been full. Below, another red carpet for the dear leader. No wonder nothing is executed or done. After 23 years, Somaliland is stable and they achieved some success compared to other area of Somalia. Yet with massive opportunity they had , accomplished nothing in terms of building public infrastructure , reducing unemployment , or having any long term vision to develop, other than keep talking about recognition and lack of support. They lift few fingers to do few insignificant projects and they bare praised , because they are better than the last guy. In order to look at their weakness and incompetence , look carefully their 2014 budget. In the real world health and education usually takes minimum 35%. The Somaliland budget is divided among thieves , ministers and the palace. healthcare/education is allocated 9.6% or 12 million. it runs or manages directly or indirectly, 107 MCH ( medical clinics), 164 health posts and about a dozen hospitals. The finance ministry doubled its budget and other benefits, despite hiring only 150 employees. Mr. Samaale is filling his coffers. After allocating the palace for millions , he is taking his cut through the ministry budget. the ministry of presidency is taking 7% of the budget , or 8.8 million. it has more budget than 15 ministries. 27 employees and three directors work in the palace, and have half a dozen cars, yet they allocated for employees salary a whopping hundreds of thousands. So where does the money go. Do they get paid about $ 20,000/ month. where does the money go. They have more money than the combined budget of the agriculture, water, fishing, livestock , industry, education, public works or 15 ministries. $9 million for Siilaanyo are nothing but slash funds. 30% of the GDP ( gross domestic product) comes from livestock. yet the budget allocated for livestock is 0.66%. The only export that earns foreign currency comes from the livestock export. The rural people who produce this cash do not have adequate water wells or basic health care. What kind of a sick mind allocates 0.66%, while they need all these. One of the reasons Somalis everywhere will never have justice is how they treat the rural people. These are the foundations of the economy and country life. No schools, water or health care. The money will be given through privilege by the men who are idly standing government offices and palaces. The presidential guard's budget is $2.5 million. It has 54% more than the water ministry. No wonder there are water shortages , everywhere. $ 5 million for roads. that might be good, , but talking about building roads and executing are different things. Talking about something is just a dream, executing is another. It took four years and 2 millions to build the 18 mile road between Borama - Dilla, while 60% contributed by the people. Why do not give every region certain amount to build their roads. gollaha wakiiladu way dhagaysataan dooda laakiin waxba kama bedelaan. They do not know their role . they should not be listening or recommending the changes, they must force the changes. They should vote these changes and vote on them. furthermore, they should have independent budget officers controlled by the parliament who must produce their own budgets in contrast to the one presented by the minister. If the corrupt minister allocates less than a million for water resources and 8 million for the palace ministry , the parliament must reject and change. These so called parliament listens , protests and nothing is changed. Not one single item is changed or refused to pass. Rather than confuse the public by claiming to be legislators, they must stop lying and abdicate their responsibilities. The most destructive legacies of the Siilaanyo government is they destroyed the parliament, by buying them as they wish. there are huge unemployment in Somaliland , what are they doing to address that. Did they allocate money to train the young people?. They could put aside money every year for hiring about 300 to 400 graduates in the local city governments. Cities need health inspectors, clerks, by law enforcement officers, tax collectors, land registry and archive administrators, property assessors and financial managers. It could enhance governance and give some jobs for these young men instead of going to the high seas. Waxay samayn karaan in ay sanadkiiba mashruuc culus xooga saaraan. Beeralayda ayey ku dhiirigelin karaan in ay waxay soo saaran dib uga iibsadaan. haku baxdo dhawr million. $20 million oo wada dhisid ah ayey dakka gelin karaan, shaqooyin ku abuuri karaam. The problem is they have no vision, and are spending half of their time to consolidate power and build corrupt alliances.. Improve fishing industry in the local areas. invest in cold chain refrigerators and storage facilities. 2 million dollars could cultivate 5000 hectares of land. It could reduce the constant dependency of food imports. The presidential guard have 400% more than the agricultural ministry. leave the money local governments collect or give them back equalization payment or tax returns so they could address their daily problems like roads, hygiene and local issues. for the 2014 budget they are estimating to collect 62 million dollars from the cities. They need help, stop sucking money from them like a vacuum. Somaliland trust fund , donated by only britain and Denmark total this fiscal year about $ 13,000,000 dollars. Use these money for the improvement of public services, like healthcare and infrastructure, water and education. spend these money directly to the rural people, villages and towns. Stop using these funds as discretionary funds to spend in your own pet projects. $13 million, that is a lot of money if used properly. If this the system , it will take 50 years or more to reach any meaningful development. In the real world people are working day and night to lift themselves from poverty. nations implement plans to transform their societies.. Hard work from the top (leader ), to the common man are the only way. Wherever you look small group of connected people are enriching themselves while everyone is starving. Ninkii Dhalaalayaba , qof baa dhoobada ugu jira. A nation of brokers. Who will dig the trenches, lay the brick, Cultivate the food or fix the light. Unless we change this mind set , waa jug meeshaada joog.
  25. The somali composer MOhamed Hudaydi was asked few years ago, why democracy and constitutional order lasted only less than a decade from the independence year of 1960. He said " I think in my opinion it came down to a number of key elements. first exaggerated expectations and craving for unearned material material privileges that began to blunt the daring and honourable creative mind and spirit" " this was the early warning : if we, as a people, did not see decolonization as the opening chapter of a long journey of hard work and nation building, the future would be a massive disappointment." " but few were paying attention, for the majority was intoxicated with easy picking delivered by the by the new political order, and particularly , by the arrival of generous aid from outside world". It was like courting a girl. Gabadh markaad la haasawdo mudo, guur baa xiga, arrooska iyo ciyaarta sariirtu markay cabaar socoto, ayaa maalinta dambe uur baa yimid. Hadii markii hore aad keligaa ahayd, ama labo qof noqoteen hadda, saddex aayasad maraysaan, waa in aad saddex af aad quudisaa , dhar huwisaa , gurina agaasintaa. Hadaad sidii hore aad weli haasaawihi ama " honey moon ku jirto way kuu dhamaatay. The Somalis of that generation were still in a party mood after the marriage. He continues , " President Aadan Cadde and Prime minister Abdiriask H. Huseen ( ahn), tried hard to resist, by their example in leadership, a rising imbecility ( Garaad Xumo), that equated manliness ( Raganimo), with looting of the public commons." Sound familiar of the class of 2014. easy picking , looting and patronage is still with us. After 54 years, people expect more from those who are in charge, especially the president of Somalia and the people who are in the capital. I do not see any sense of emergency to get out of these misery. I watch documentaries about hardship, human suffering and final triumph of those who overcame. What we are facing in Somalia and in the horn is nothing compare to the hardships, wars and other calamities that many nations faced. After the conclusion of the second world war, the Soviet Union lost 25 million people and the biggest destruction in human history, yet they rose and became super power. Others transformed themselves within a generation. They didn't have today's technology and information high ways to do all those things. Now, what are we doing to change this. We are all tired of this constant debate about who has built few houses, or controles few barren villages or who is welcomed by Addis and Nairobi. Tribes are their own entities. Each one has his/her own view point of the Somali issues, they have particular narratives of history and they will never admit wrong doing. Accepting guilt is a weakness. Universal, standard of justice do not apply to them. The basic natural policies of every tribe is to distrust their immediate neighbors, alienate as much as possible , and assume them as your enemies. Furthermore, they watch carefully any gains made by others, either with ministerial appointments or other economic gains. Looting , patronage and unfair advantages are cherished. Moderates and people of common sense are banished from political circles and are considered weak. They have their own deluded logics. Lately , I have seen in the media, tribes and regions claiming the ownership of public infrastructure, like ports and airports. These public land marks are not built by these tribes. Almost all of them were built by the state or with help of foreign governments. From the port of Kismayo, Mogadishu , Boosaaso and Berbera , all of them were built with help of other countries. As international law dectates, sovereign nation control all point of entries of their land. These include land crossing in border posts, maritime and ports for ships, and international airports. All goods , vehicles and people passing through these entry points, must be inspected by the national government . Tariffs and custom duties must be collected by the state. The regional port and airport authorities or even cities, may manage the day to day operations of the ports and airports, but they have no any jurisdiction to collect taxes or custom duties. The local or regional governments can gain revenues from the ports, like trucks hauling freights, deducting taxing from the workers, visitors to the city and other business activities created by those who are either flying or importing and exporting goods. Most of you have seen certain groups , mostly from Mogadishu , have been complaining about the taxes generated by the airport and port of Mogadishu. In their mind , they believe these custom duties and taxes collected by the federal government are theirs. The mogadishu port is built by the Somali state and it belongs to all regardless or where they live. One of them said " lacagtii ka soo baxday dekeda iyo airporka ayaa laga masruufaa baarlamaanka Soomaaliya". Last month a member of Parliament from Sanaag Cali Daacuun, complained about the constant harassment faced by the Parliamentarians from tribal leaders in Mogadishu. They think that by repeating these lies, it could become a legitimate grief of wronged people. These are national landmarks that happen to be in the Capital city of the country. Others say " cashuurta Boosaaso iyo Berbera waa dekedahii dawladee, maxaa lacag looga qaadi laayahy". Well, if you want to collect taxes across the nation , then support the state institutions, stop sympathizing with extremists and make sure your neighborhoods is free of Al-shabaab. The meagre resources and custom duties from Boosaaso is what keeps Puntland running partially. Rather than give back some of the aid money from foreign countries to these administration in order for them to provide some badly needed public service, they want that money too. Do we have to debate everything. For peace of mind and harmony , please stop these nonsense and concentrate other issues that make sense. xuska 26 June Muqdisho Big sofas and couches for the elite. It never happens anywhere in the world, except probably the Arab monarchies. Why not sit with normal chairs for the two jours you are their. Time and money are spent o Another big comfy chair for the king. Is this a leader of a country in crisis. People line up at Hargeisa airport to welcome Palace minister Hersi. They all want certain favors. they must have plenty of time to sit hours to welcome a mere minister. All those blue dresses and printed pictures cost money. They probably did not pay the salary of the solder in Hiiraan or some other places. No wonder they can't find Al-shabaab killers. if these is what they are spending their time , major issues of security takes a back seat. Bring 300 people to the airport to welcome a guy who went to Nairobi. Keep partying until the caws come home. Here the whole military leadership is greeting the dear leader. Below, the Police chief too is here. Don't they have jobs or business to take care of, such as military to build, crimes to investigate. In the lights of daily attacks , their place should have been full. They will never meet on their own will, unless ordered by their masters. If President Siilaanyo goes to Addis ababa or Dubai, welcoming him costs thousands of dollars and must be coordinated days. I jiid aan ku jiide. Below, another red carpet for the dear leader. No wonder nothing is executed or done. Another line up. parasites with plenty of time to hustle. Fat cats, They don't seem to be ready to work. Government business takes back seat. party politics and pickering consumes most of the time. After 23 years, Somaliland is stable and they achieved some success compared to other area of Somalia. Yet with massive opportunity they had , accomplished nothing in terms of building public infrastructure , reducing unemployment , or having any long term vision to develop, other than keep talking about recognition and lack of support. They lift few fingers to do few insignificant projects and they bare praised , because they are better than the last guy. In order to look at their weakness and incompetence , look carefully their 2014 budget. In the real world health and education usually takes minimum 35%. The Somaliland budget is divided among thieves , ministers and the palace. healthcare/education is allocated 9.6% or 12 million. it runs or manages directly or indirectly, 107 MCH ( medical clinics), 164 health posts and about a dozen hospitals. The finance ministry doubled its budget and other benefits, despite hiring only 150 employees. Mr. Samaale is filling his coffers. After allocating the palace for millions , he is taking his cut through the ministry budget. the ministry of presidency is taking 7% of the budget , or 8.8 million. it has more budget than 15 ministries. 27 employees and three directors work in the palace, and have half a dozen cars, yet they allocated for employees salary a whopping hundreds of thousands. So where does the money go. Do they get paid about $ 20,000/ month. where does the money go. They have more money than the combined budget of the agriculture, water, fishing, livestock , industry, education, public works or 15 ministries. $9 million for Siilaanyo are nothing but slash funds. 30% of the GDP ( gross domestic product) comes from livestock. yet the budget allocated for livestock is 0.66%. The only export that earns foreign currency comes from the livestock export. The rural people who produce this cash do not have adequate water wells or basic health care. What kind of a sick mind allocates 0.66%, while they need all these. One of the reasons Somalis everywhere will never have justice is how they treat the rural people. These are the foundations of the economy and country life. No schools, water or health care. The money will be given through privilege by the men who are idly standing government offices and palaces. The presidential guard's budget is $2.5 million. It has 54% more than the water ministry. No wonder there are water shortages , everywhere. $ 5 million for roads. that might be good, , but talking about building roads and executing are different things. Talking about something is just a dream, executing is another. It took four years and 2 millions to build the 18 mile road between Borama - Dilla, while 60% contributed by the people. Why do not give every region certain amount to build their roads. gollaha wakiiladu way dhagaysataan dooda laakiin waxba kama bedelaan. They do not know their role . they should not be listening or recommending the changes, they must force the changes. They should vote these changes and vote on them. furthermore, they should have independent budget officers controlled by the parliament who must produce their own budgets in contrast to the one presented by the minister. If the corrupt minister allocates less than a million for water resources and 8 million for the palace ministry , the parliament must reject and change. These so called parliament listens , protests and nothing is changed. Not one single item is changed or refused to pass. Rather than confuse the public by claiming to be legislators, they must stop lying and abdicate their responsibilities. The most destructive legacies of the Siilaanyo government is they destroyed the parliament, by buying them as they wish. there are huge unemployment in Somaliland , what are they doing to address that. Did they allocate money to train the young people?. They could put aside money every year for hiring about 300 to 400 graduates in the local city governments. Cities need health inspectors, clerks, by law enforcement officers, tax collectors, land registry and archive administrators, property assessors and financial managers. It could enhance governance and give some jobs for these young men instead of going to the high seas. Waxay samayn karaan in ay sanadkiiba mashruuc culus xooga saaraan. Beeralayda ayey ku dhiirigelin karaan in ay waxay soo saaran dib uga iibsadaan. haku baxdo dhawr million. $20 million oo wada dhisid ah ayey dakka gelin karaan, shaqooyin ku abuuri karaam. The problem is they have no vision, and are spending half of their time to consolidate power and build corrupt alliances.. Improve fishing industry in the local areas. invest in cold chain refrigerators and storage facilities. 2 million dollars could cultivate 5000 hectares of land. It could reduce the constant dependency of food imports. The presidential guard have 400% more than the agricultural ministry. leave the money local governments collect or give them back equalization payment or tax returns so they could address their daily problems like roads, hygiene and local issues. for the 2014 budget they are estimating to collect 62 million dollars from the cities. They need help, stop sucking money from them like a vacuum. Somaliland trust fund , donated by only britain and Denmark total this fiscal year about $ 13,000,000 dollars. Use these money for the improvement of public services, like healthcare and infrastructure, water and education. spend these money directly to the rural people, villages and towns. Stop using these funds as discretionary funds to spend in your own pet projects. $13 million, that is a lot of money if used properly. If these is the system , it will take 50 years or more to reach any meaningful development. This is a victory for some. Meeting the boss. In the real world people are working day and night to lift themselves from poverty. nations implement plans to transform their societies.. Hard work from the top (leader ), to the common man are the only way. Wherever you look small group of connected people are enriching themselves while everyone is starving. Working people (45 pics) Working people (45 pics) Working people (45 pics) Working people (45 pics) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jw4ndfMAVcg#t=167 Ninkii Dhalaalayaba , qof baa dhoobada ugu jira. A nation of brokers. Who will dig the trenches, lay the brick, Cultivate the food or fix the light. Unless we change this mind set , waa jug meeshaada joog.