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Another tragedy at the Aw Barkhadle creek, just south of Hargeisa.

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A mother and her two children drowned at the creek, and freight carrying trucks have been swept. It is a similar story every year.

Sometimes due to the speed and intensity of the water , the creek could not be crossed for 48 hours. Yet, it just about fifty meters of water that could be passed by a well built bridge. 

Muuse Biixi has doubled the budget of his little office with a two dozen clansmen  employees to $13 million , while just in the south of Hargeisa, they could not spent few millions to build a bridge to make travel for both people and transportation.

For eight years they consumed millions of dollars of development money from donor countries , yet they could not build one single bridge which is life line for transportation.

Further more, all this water will end up in the sea. They allocated just about hundred thousand dollars for rural reservoirs.

Walaahi waa budhcad soo shaqo tagtay. Markanse way ku kor dumi.

I did talk some family members yesterday in Borama and they told me that due to inflation, people have no longer able to live in the region. He told me that some family members are moving to Jijiga or other places in the Somali zone. You have to exchange your dollars to the merci of exchange companies with rates changing 20-30% every day.

People had enough of Muuse and his cronies pocketing everything and making life difficult for everyone.

 

 

 

 

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Ducale   

It's really troubling how this guy never miss an opportunity to vent his bitter hatred. Even  tragedies can't catch a break. 

 

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Holac   

Can we have a decent discussions about infrastructure? I think that was Galbeedi's intention. 

Oodweyne, what is stopping Somaliland from building a vital bridge like this? We know it is not about the lack of money because in the Somali peninsula, the ruling elite illegally and unceremoniously rakes in millions of public money every year. What is the best way to energize the masses so that the government of Somaliland can take action to put an end to these kind of tragedies?

 

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Aroori   

Very tragic; both the government and people are at fault here. indeed it has nothing to do with money, it is due to lack of common sense/judgement among the people of the area, plus a lack of giving  a ****** among the politicians they elected to represent them. 

funnier still, if you table a discussion about this issue many scapegoats are immediately ready; among them: Qadr [fate] (Subxanallah), Ictiraaf (hahahah), Money (oh..plz....) and many unfathomable/embarrassing excuses. ilaahay ayaa umdan u maqan.*

*it is my excuse; you may add it to the list. 

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Tallaabo   

First of all, Alle ha u naxariisto kuwii dhintay ehelkoodana samir iyo imaan ha siiyo. Secondly this is not a "creek" but a seasonal or dry river. A creek is a very different thing. That said, this tragedy was avoidable and was brought about by the foolish and reckless action of the driver. If the driver is alive he should be charged with the murder of the deceased passengers. The government's wrongdoing is its unwillingness to collect all that water going to the sea in reservoirs for future use. Bridges at this stage of Somaliland's development is a waste of money so bridges can wait like the waiting vehicles near the flood water. 

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1 hour ago, Tallaabo said:

Bridges at this stage of Somaliland's development is a waste of money so bridges can wait like the waiting vehicles near the flood water. 

 

That is truth not many people can say. Thank you that is unique for us here.

In America they have roads going no where and state of art double lane bridges used by mules cows etc, just built so a congressman of the area can sign some other bill. They call it pork barreling.

 

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Saalax   

Somaliland will be talking about lack of bridges in the year 3000. It is a hopeless third world region part of Somalia folks, not Scandivania. 

 

 

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