Somalia's Farmaajo: Natural Famine, Fear and Violence

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Tuesday September 05, 2017 - 09:00:50 in Latest News by SomaliUpdate Staff Reporter
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    Somalia's Farmaajo: Natural Famine, Fear and Violence

    MOGADISHU — Despite of countless allegations about Somalia and its leaders about corruptions the Somalia society's life becomes a chain of never- ending miseries and misfortunes. The country had experienced perpetual crash poverty and nick

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President Farmajo's campaign promise seems to be confronted the reality on ground.
MOGADISHU — Despite of countless allegations about Somalia and its leaders about corruptions the Somalia society's life becomes a chain of never- ending miseries and misfortunes. The country had experienced perpetual crash poverty and nicknamed the dwelling place of migrants and wanders.
Really there is an utter conflict, confusion, hardships and societal fractures. Any way Somalia had been tested with hungers, repeated famine and violence plus emerging explosions and old assassinations which strike them for many decades. There are many questions to be answered. Are these crisis resulted anger from Allah (God)?  Are they continuation of errors, mistakes and misinterpretations of all events behind?
However the idea of getting a remedy for the famines and fears of Somalia became a spreading phenomenon in every part of the country; hardly a president who came to the power has not touched by its priories.
The Farmajo,s team had popular mottos which is including zero guns and zero corruptions plus strict applying of accountability and transparency. These were the sweetest statements, but translating in to the reality is more complex and complicated one. The president had also controversial campaign promise. 
The campaign promise confronted the reality on ground. Neither the current regimes nor the previous can or could the real thermometer and actual experience. The Somalia’s political temperature was always very hot and needs a pragmatic person with magnetism plus the experience of the current country’s scenario and dynamics of Somalia political dilemma.
I am not staunch support to this regime or opponent but I am saying how I see. In their six months in power we did not observe any person who disqualified because of bribery. No one found guilty and court sentenced in jail or removed from his position in the government. The Somalia society needs fresh approach of this menace not repeating old mistakes and we eager to ensuring this nation to stand their own feet. Somalia leaders had the culture of gigantic speeches and fewer actions. [READ ALSO: Somalia: All Talk No Action – Unemployment, Growing Marginalization and Khaire's Input]
Nevertheless in my personal sight there is a fundamental remedy for Somalis’ merciless crisis in their domestic affairs. If the ruling Diaspora team wants to achieve what other failed they have to have a cure for the following issues:
Getting a remedy for the anarchy and upheaval
First of all dealing with the anarchy and upheaval are crucial one. In this nation of Somalia there are anarchy and insecurity everywhere and anywhere. It was many decades. The Somalis’ quandary staring from rural area which based on livestock and herding camel, cows and goats in the remotest area and countryside were anarchy. Law of the jungle and cattle rustlers exist and normal. This kind of culture had transferred in to the urban and big cities and sometimes into the abroad. It has been said that raids and revenges was an old Somalia culture. This traditional anarchy resulted ragtag clan rebels, religious zealot groups, lack of accepting others, bigotry and dogma fighting another dogma. In the past there was a junta rule. Their priority rule was at that time imposing intimidating law upon the rest of the population in order to arrest their opponent. 
The ragtag clan rebels were the only option for fighting these brutal and totalitarian regimes but when the junta collapsed they became the only obstacle for peace and stability of the nation. Demilitarizing and rehabilitating them and removing from streets of Somalia big cities in general and Mogadishu, the capital city In particular is the greatest challenge facing the Somalia newly elected Diaspora team. Stability and returning rule of law depends on getting a remedy for them.
Troubles of the government branches
All the troubles of the government started from the Provisional Constitution. The Somalia’s constitution had a lot of doubts and disputes. It really needs re-evaluation, reform and making it agreeable too. In this regard there always conflict between these three fragile institutions in the government. The idea of constitutionality, unconstitutionality, legality, separation of power and check and balance was unmemorable. In this result there is a quarrel and contradictory press release within various Somali officials affecting the whole system of governing on one side and mistrust by the public on the side. All in all In Somalia’s Misuse of authority, hunger of power and lion sharing mentality are the obstacles of Somalia governing system.
Need for restrict and reliable media law
The anarchy and upheaval extended to the media. The media always affects our public commonly. Some our beloved media became mafia, disloyalty and dishonest. The project of media is a profitable one because of Somalia folks are an oral societies. In this issue there is a flood of media preaching and propagating contradictory and controversial agendas. 
In the past Somalia there was one state-controlled radio and TV under the former Somalia military junta. The Somalia media is important to differentiate the freedom of speech and misrepresenting, misinterpretation and misuse of the power. The media is working in the way they desire, not in the interest of the public or in the reality.  Currently, there are more than thirty radios and TVs. Many of them are the devil is in the detail. The Somalia community needs effective, restrict and reliable Somali media law which will curb them.
Respecting human dignity (give every person his due by Plato)
Volition of human rights started from the junta rule and extended to the era of Mogadishu warlords. There is lack of respecting human dignity, value and rights. Because of the long instability and civil unrest, the worthiness of the society and the value of Somali person had reached nowadays at its lowest level. Still there is violation of human rights, crimes and crime against humanity and contrary to the teachings of our beloved Islamic ideology which repeatedly preaches of respect of the dignity of the children of Adam. It’s also universal human rights in the contemporary time. 
Clan Regional states
The one crucial is the Clan-based Regional States. It had been established regional clan states after years of conformations. Somaliland (north of Somalia) had declared independent clan regional state. It was the beginning of fragmentation and pure secessionist tendency. Somaliland fought for independence unilaterally but they met zero tolerance by the international community and the rest of Somali people. It's followed Puntland, a region on the northeast and claiming to be semi-autonomous by words but their actions are no pain no gain and secessionist mentality. 
The four clan-based regional states - Galmudug, Jubbaland, Hirshabelle and South West - are so fragile and their establishment had been resulted by disputes and disagreements. They are surrounded by the menaces of political instability. In this scenario, uniting all of them remains to be the responsibility of this Diaspora produced government in Mogadishu.
Finally making Somalia a society and its governing system functioning again, ensuring Somalia as a nation entity rather than as clan entity, cementing its community after years of dismemberment and decades of damages and intra- inter clan conflict plus avoiding international interference of everywhere with necessary of diplomatic patient will take decades.

By Osman Hassan Salah
The author is an independent writer
Email: cusmanxasancade2004@gmail.com


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