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All UN Staff Exit Hargeisa For Mogadishu. Soo-Daalay-Land Bite The Bullet

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Dr_Osman   

Somaliland oo walaac ka muujisay qorshe la sheegay inuu wado Xafiiska UNPOS

 

Maamulka Somaliland ayaa si weyn uga walaacsan qorshe la sheegay inuu wado xafiiska Siyaasada ee Qaramada Midoobay u qaabilsan Soomaaliya oo dhawaan doonaya in xafiisyadooda loo raro magaalada Muqdisho.

 

Wasiirka Arrimaha Dibada Somaliland Maxamed Cabdullahi iyo Ergayga EU ee Soomaaliya Michelle Cervone d’Urso

Magaalada Hargeysa waxaa shalay soo gaadhay wafdi ka socda Qaramada Midoobay hay’adeeda horumarinta UNDP iyo Xafiiska Siyaasada ee UNPOS, wafdigan ayaan wax soo dhaweyn ah ka helin maamulka Soomaaliland.

 

Arrintan ayaa lagu macneeyey qorshe aan weli la shaacin balse ay si weyn u hadal hayaan mas’uuliyiinta maamulka Somaliland oo ah, in xafiisyada Qaramada Midoobay ee magaalada Hargeysa ku yaal loo wareejin doono magaalada Muqdisho.

 

Qorshahan ayaa qeyb ka ah sida la sheegay qorshe guud oo ay wadaan hay’ada Qaramada Midoobay oo ku aadan sidii xarumahooda iyo saldhigyadii ay ku lahaayeen Somaliland iyo Nairobi loo wareejin doono magaalada Muqdisho ee caasimada Soomaaliya.

 

Raysalwasaare kuxigeenka ahna Wasiirka Arrimaha Dibada Fowsiya Yusuf ayaa horey warbixintii ay ugu gudbisay Golaha Amaanka Qaramada Midoobay ee lagu qaaday cunaqabateynta, sidoo kale sii raacisay codsiga ah in dhamaan xafiisyada UN-ka loo soo wareejiyo magaalada Muqdisho ee caasimada Soomaaliya, isla markaana isbedal siyaasadeed lagu sameeyo habkii ay horey ugu shaqeyn jidheen hay’adaha hoostaga Qaramada Midoobay.

 

Waxaa la filayaa in maalmaha soo socda kulamo ay Hargeysa ku yeeshaan Wafdiga Qaramada Midoobay iyo mas’uuliyiinta Somaliland, kulamadaasi oo la rajeenayo inay kusoo shaac baxaan qorshaha la hadal hayo ee ku aadan xafiisyada Qaramada Midoobay.

 

Wafdiga UNDP ayaa horey usoo booqday magaalada Garowe ee caasimada Puntland, halkaasi oo ay kulamo kula yeesheen madaxda maamulka Puntland.

 

Wasiirka Arrimaha Dibada ee Soomaaliland Maxamed Cabdullahi oo hada safar ugu maqan dalka Imaaraadka Carabta oo la hadlay qaar kamid ah Warbaahinta Somaliland ayaa sheegay in Somaliland aysan wax wadashaqeyn ah la sameyn doonin xafiisyada la sheegay in xaruntoodu noqon doonto magaalada Muqdisho.

 

Maamulka Somaliland ayaa xiligan dar dar geliyey sidii ay u xoojin lahaayeen xidhiidhka siyaasadeed ee la leeyihiin wadamada kale, waxaana shalay dalka Imaaraadka u kicitimay wafdi uu hogaaminayo Madaxweyne Axmed Siilaanyo oo booqasho ugu kicitimay dalka Imaaraadka Carabta.

 

Waxaa si weyn shacabka Somaliland u hadal hayaan in wafdiga Siilaanyo ay Imaaraadka kula kulmi doonaan Wafdi ka socda Dowlada Federaalka Soomaaliya oo uu hogaaminayo Madaxweyne Xassan Shiikh Maxamuud, balse wararkaasi waxaa si kulul u beeniyey Madaxweynaha Somaliland intuusan shalay u dhoofin magaalada Dubai.

 

Hanad Askar

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Ibtisam   

Hardly a blow or a surprise. The UN has found it very difficult to raise funds for SL, although they are adequately funded for Puntland and over funded for South Central (as in they have not been able to spend the money raised despite huge wastage on research, consultants and paying government salary).

 

Also in Somaliland UN agencies have come under intense monitoring to justify their spending and spend it how the government wants- which they dont like, with the Health Minister threatening to kick out WFP and MOI threatening to kick out UNDP, MOE has successfully wrestled the curriculum and the education sector as whole from the grips of UNCIEF.

 

The UN have never recognized or even respected Somaliland (or any Somali authority), they wanted to run Somaliland and provide the government services without any monitoring, consultation or input from the people or government- in fact they went out of their way to undermine and ensure work cannot be done without them. That looks to be coming to an end, which can only be a good thing.

 

Also, the UN offices will stay here as well as the local staff, the white people will go to Kenya and NEW offices will be created in MOG staffed by Diaspora Somalis and managed from Kenya (with the view for full relocation to MOG)- again the sooner Kenya can be bypassed the better and more funds that can be directly used in Somalia.

 

The new aid structure for Somalia will be helpful for Somalia in providing the funds for emergencies and quick reconstruction of institution, for a while the UN will run things until Somalis in Somalia can manage and run their own affairs. (That is assuming the funds dont simply disappear).

 

On other hand Somaliland (and Puntiland in a few years) will be pulling towards private sector companies managing funds and targeting specific sectors. As such now we have KPMG, Adam Smith International, Crown Agents, PriceWaterCooper etc setting up office in Somaliland while bidding for projects from the donors- the middle men (INGOs and NGOs) will be replaced by private companies who work with the government on that area (Security, Education etc). This gives better control to Somaliland but also less room for corruption and wastage.

 

Of course I realise this was a point scoring thread and anyone who comes here is coming to shout something pro their land, so I very much doubt my serious response will matter. Oh well.

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N.O.R.F   

^It does matter and thanks for the input. Can you give more details on how the UN thinks it can run the country and how the govnt managed to kick them?

 

Also, who are the funders? If a foreign engineering company was to set up in Hargaisa, do they manage funds for Infrastructure projects?

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Ibtisam   

Initially what happened was the government was too constrained in infrastructure, resources and everything imaginable, therefore UN agencies filled a gap in providing services that the state SHOULD've been providing but couldn't. This was done independently by them. After some point instead of going to the ministries to implement projects- they would go directly to the school or the hospital, they would fund consultants to work in the school or hospital who reports to them directly, and that information disappears into the black-hole of information collection. They would prepare yearly balance, refurbishment plans etc and the management of that institution would co-sign off with them. As a result we have an education curriculum for primary schools/secondary that is Kenyan (they didnt even bother replicating it- just reprinted more copies). Each institution was run like a mini-country of its own- we have laws replicated form Afghanistan in the Justice and sector sector. With no regulation they flourished under their Somali local representatives, their overhead cost is ridiculousness and cannot be justified under a peaceful environment.

 

Over the last two years, when ministries got extended funding and expanded into their role, IGNOs resisted, particularly in law making, the Council of Ministers simply returned much needed laws because they were written without their consultation and was replicated from another country. To give the government more legitimacy institution were also asked not to deal directly with IGNOS until they had the expressed consent of the relevant minister and Dr. Saad Shire at the Ministry of Planning set up a rigors yearly evaluation and feed back systems and a very length process for new registrations. The development of the National Development Plan also required them to align their work with the national goals. When they tired to resist, they [somaliland] went above their heads directly to the donors. As a result via the Somaliland Fund- not only is the funding being spent without the use of INGOs (6 private foreign companies bidding for the overall management of the fund who will later subcontract to companies/local or foreign in each sector) but it will also be aligned with the national development plan.

 

For the Somaliland Fund it is UK and Denmark -four year; Private companies normally require either a western registered company with local ties or even local set also to outsource to, or local set up companies run by Somali Diaspora or educated locals. They will manage the fund- the outsource companies are required to implement.

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They are not going anywhere ,,, an article posted on one of the Somali websites does not mean the whole thing. What is moving to Mogadishu are those based in Nairobi and staffed under the "Somalia" name. Hargeisa was a field office for them anyway and it will remain as such until the political landscape changes in the short term.

 

 

On other hand Somaliland will be pulling towards private sector companies managing funds and targeting specific sectors. As such now we have KPMG, Adam Smith International, Crown Agents, PriceWaterCooper etc setting up office in Somaliland while bidding for projects from the donors- the middle men (INGOs and NGOs) will be replaced by private companies who work with the government on that area (Security, Education etc). This gives better control to Somaliland but also less room for corruption and wastage.

 

That is the way forward for Somaliland ..... Funds are always better managed with the private companies like those listed. I'm sure the UN agencies are worried by now but it is good for the country.

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C'mon Somalilanders of SOL! :D

 

At first I thought of poking fun at the Doctor's petty point scoring but now that you've all lined up to pretend that the UN's relocation from Hargaysa is somehow good for Somaliland-- I think, is truthfully nothing short of humbug.

 

Sugar coat it as much as you like, but the noose is slowly starting to tighten around the secessionist aspirations of the north, and this new isolation by the UN and the Europeans a month ago is just the beginning.

 

Love it or loathe it, Somaliland will be obliged to respect the territorial integrity of the Somali Republic and to reintegrate itself. And by the way, when I say obliged, I do not mean by force(for fear that you all break into convulsions caused by memories of the late 80s)-- I mean, Somaliland will merely be shown that it is in their best interests to respect the unity and oneness of the Somali Nation, which I believe they will gladly succumb.:D

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Ibtisam   

Lol Tillamook, that you think ANYONE in the international community- particularly IGNOs want a stable Somalia is a joke itself- no one wants the cash cow to dry up- not Kenya, not Ethiopia, not the UN, not no one. The conditions in Somalia are perfect for meeting the requirement for aid.

 

I find it strange that anyone cares about Somaliland at this stage, at all- We have a tendency to get ahead of reality, at the moment, MOG, Kismayo and Puntiland balance aya lala liita and you want to add more pis*sed off people into the equation.

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Somalia   

*Ibtisam;931257 wrote:
I find it strange that anyone cares about Somaliland at this stage, at all- We have a tendency to get ahead of reality

Must. Resist. Temptation.

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Carafaat   

This is a welcome step. Mogadishu is a lot closer to Hargeysa then Nairobi. And what is good for Mogadishu is good for Somaliland.

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Oodweyne   

Thanks for the real take down of the situation, Ibtisam. And by the way, tell Dr Sacad Ali Shire at the Somaliland's planning ministry that UK's department of international development (Dfid) have had their yearly allocation of fund been set, as a part of the UK budget for the coming fiscal year.

 

Furthermore the recent UK budget announced by the UK's finance minister Mr Osborne at the parliament has "ring-fenced" the international development fund.

 

And therefore there is every likelihood that our allocation of that fund can be increase in relation to the improve "bench-mark" we have shown in various sector such as health and social developmental indices.

 

Hence there is a way to bypass the UN wilful antagonism towards Somaliland if he plays his cards directly to the "fund-dispensers" such UK and cutting completely the UN middleman.

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