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A tale of two sides: Somaliland's Tukaraq Checkpoint vs Garoowe's extortion point

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Here you see Tukaraq town, what a change over the last years, a new School, a new MCH for mothers, a new Police Station. A lot more people and business/Shops open.

Tukaraq Health checkpoint

 

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Halkan waa meel banaan ah oo wax deegaan ah ka ag dhawayn. Waa halka maamulka Garowe ka samaystay goob sidii budhcadda dadka ku baadho. Wax astaan maamul ah ama dawladeed ah kama muuqdo.

 

 

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Oodweyne   

Suldaanka,

This is what was always on the card, really. You just have to compare how the city of Las-Anod was a ghost town and a wild west kind of place, where there wasn't any kind of economical activities going on during the era that city was under Majeerteniya's rule. Which was between the years of 1998 till 2007. And then see how that city was completely transformed, or at least it became an economically vibrant city between the years of 2007 till now of 2020. It seems even the middling folks of this small village call Tukaraq now know the "real difference" in which the last two years since 2018 (which was when their village had moved into under Somaliland's authority) has been to them and to their village's well-being. And they also know what they have had previously under the then money-grasping rule of the Pirates ilk.

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I like this kind of competition.

We build Schools, yes but we build factories...we make better roads than you...etc

Is Somaliland also using the place as "customs" checkpoint, tax collecting station?

Its a good location for that purpose. Not easy to avoid for Caravans either.

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10 hours ago, Old_Observer said:

I like this kind of competition.

We build Schools, yes but we build factories...we make better roads than you...etc

Is Somaliland also using the place as "customs" checkpoint, tax collecting station?

Its a good location for that purpose. Not easy to avoid for Caravans either.

 Yes, there is customs office, Somaliland Bank branch, police station, A Somaliland Roads Authority office where vehicles can get a car number plate. For the locals, there is a new primary school and a mother child center. All that build in the last 2 years.

Having consolidated Tukaraq and its surrounding towns, the focus is now set to capture the last village of Buurowadal which falls between Tukaraq and the Somaliland and Somalia border. And hopefully that will also be done within Muse Biihi's presidency. 

 

 

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Glad that at the very least the locals are benefiting. When two elephants fight the grass suffers did not apply.

Investment goes where the direction is known.
The Problem Puntland has with a lot of the population between Somaliland and Puntland is, people hesitating and looking both ways.

It would have been easier if some of them were just looking Garowe and Hargeiza. The big problem is they looking to Mugadishu and Hargeiza. If they look to Mugadishu then Puntland has no motivation or obligation to sacrifice anything. Let Mugadishu spend the money, pay the life and limb and treasure necessary.

I am sure if the issue was Garowe Hargiesa either would have been very difficult for you or would have been easy to solve between Puntland and Somaliland. That way you are lucky.

So now Tukaruq will be showcase and will have its own web page, face book page..etc to attract the rest of the villages.

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Oodweyne   
12 hours ago, Suldaanka said:

Yes, there is customs office, Somaliland Bank branch, police station, A Somaliland Roads Authority office where vehicles can get a car number plate. For the locals, there is a new primary school and a mother child center. All that build in the last 2 years.

Indeed, that is the way to go about it. I remember first time I went to Las-Anod was way back in 2008 (just to see how the city was a year after it was taken away from Majeerteeniya). And since I go to the country every summer, religiously, and always visits all of the six major cities of the country, like a tourist finding out what is new in this city or that city, I recalled it was a ghost town back then.

Now, I have been visiting it ever since 2008, every year, as well as going to Ceerigaabo (my home town), and you really can't believe the difference those 13 years  since 2007 (when Somaliland took over this city) have been to Las-Anod in-terms of law-and-order, social stability, and in-terms of everyday's economical vibrancy, which is what was had by the folks there of that city since then.

Now it's almost like where Burco was back in mid 2000s, and it's growing economically where the Sool diaspora are finally accepting that this city is part and parcel of Somaliland (forever). And they are returning in droves to build their retirement homes, their businesses and whatnot. Some of them are even going to straight to Hargeisa (especially the middle class ones) in-order to build their businesses and their homes there. Just like how every Somali who had money to spare used to build things in Mogadishu prior to 1991.

Hence, only the idiot Ina-Gummeed like Galbeedi thinks that Somaliland can be stopped if one were to speak all manner of endless gibberish and some sort of a cheap insults towards her on the Internet or in places like SOL. Given that everyone else seems got the "memo", then understood the political reality of it. Which is a reality that says that what used to be called "Northerners" prior to 1991 are finally returning home to their homeland of Somaliland, for better and for good. And especially back to Hargeisa, the capital of their country. Which is how it should be. 

Anyway, I have no doubt that in a year or two time the whole of these remaining small villages of Sool region, which are sparsely populated, and their middling working class's folks will be in Somaliland's legal and jurisdictional hands, including, if I may say, even Buuhoodle. That I have no doubt about it.

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