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The chairman of Somaliland’s opposition party- Justice and Welfare Party- UCID, Faysal Ali Warabe

‘Somalia should do their own business, instead of interfering in Somaliland’s affairs’ Feisal A. Warabe

By: Mahmoud Qodah

Hargeisa (Somaliland Monitor) – Somalia’s government and parliamentarians are practically non-existent and only its name ‘Somalia’ which is a sample is ridiculously used in a frame, and likewise put in a political frame which is completely a fake one, in the eyes of the Chairman of Somaliland opposition Justice and Welfare Party UCID Mr. Feisal Ali Warabe.

“MPs’ in Somalia have nothing to do. They have no business agenda to run in their sessions. There is no practical and functioning system of governance in Mogadishu. They control nowhere. They have their own problems in their feet. They can’t levy taxes on their people. They can’t pay salaries/wages to their staff, and similarly they can’t even defend their offices, as they are protected by African foreign troops in Mogadishu. In the meantime, they are claiming the control of somewhere that they can’t realistically and practically afford or can have say or decide over it. As such it is ridiculous to hear that they are planning to bring a motion against Somaliland/United Arab Emirates (UAE) deal on Berbera’s military base establishment.”

During the last six months, Somaliland government signed into two long-term deals with the UAE to expand Berbera’s port as well establishing a military base in the same city. The two projects would bring nearly 700 million dollars in investment and might boast Somaliland’s economy.

According to UCID Party Presidential Candidate, Somalia and its weak government can do nothing more to set back and interrupt Somaliland’s ongoing development projects including DP World as well as the establishment of the military base in the port city of Berbera by the UAE which has been recently signed by Somaliland Vice President Abdirahman Abdilahi Ismail (Zeili’i).

“Somaliland in no way will look back. The reality is that Somalia doesn’t exist practically. There is no Somalia at all. They have been torn apart as they were divided into five small segments, and each state is run and controlled by a foreign country which its final goal is to collect their natural resource. The name ‘government’ is fake and is only used by those interventionists’ states as a cover in a pretext to fight for their youth, as they tell that the government of Somalia allows them to cross the border,”

Finally UCID Chairman reminded Somalia that they are required to initially get a solution for their own problems instead of interfering in Somaliland’s affairs and that Somaliland and its people won’t look back, as they have already decided to reclaim their lost sovereignty in 1960 after Somalilander’s unconditionally and voluntarily had merged with the rest of Somalia.

In 1991, Somaliland declared its independence from the rest of Somalia after a brutal civil war that killed tens of thousands of people by the former regime of Sayid Barre. While Somalia fell into the anarchy from which it has yet to escape, Somaliland succeeded along on its own, enjoying peace as it built a promising democracy which made it the beacon of democracy in the horn. Somaliland without getting more support from international community has earned a reputation for relatively successful democracy and stability which is almost impossible in other countries in the region.

Mohamoud Qodah is the Co-editor-in-chief of Somaliland Monitor. He also serves as the assistant editor of the Republican English weekly newspaper published by Jamhuuriya media Group.

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