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Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 

Treason Alliance Ends To Overt Hostility! By Farah Noor (Kolley)

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Having lived in the shadow of authoritarian rule for 20 plus years; followed by decades of civil war that provoked the longest period any country has gone through without a functioning government. Regardless of their geographical location in the globe, the Somali people have enthusiastically welcomed the ending of the unproductive transitional era, and the establishment of a permanent government for the first time in over two decades. Hoping that the new leadership, to change the status quo and lead the nation to a new policy, new reality, and new system of governance.

But in lieu of that, the elected officials in both branches of the government (the legislative and the executive alike) turned out to not be the appropriate situational leaders who could transform the country’s historic predicament to the level where the Somali people eagerly anticipate from good leader of a war ravaged country.
Unfortunately, instead of the common endeavors in which they were elected to fulfill such as: ensuring national security, implementing the federal constitution as was agreed, and establishing a strong national army; it’s obvious that the current altercation between the Somali president and his prime minister is nothing more than a conflict of interest; and despite the unsubstantiated reasoning of the nature of their disagreement, the hypocritical alliance between them is now on a collision course; While the so-called “Somali parliament” is brokering between them and will eventually support whoever pays more.

Unsurprisingly, this is what is expected from anyone lacking practical, academic, and emotional intelligence necessary to confront difficulties of such magnitude. Likewise, from a moral point of view, they are also lacking the fact that, leadership is a distinctive role model for the society, because a leader’s behavior can have a ripple effect on the society.

Nonetheless, the current Somali government is a direct result of the country’s political instability, and because of unavoidable circumstances it’s based on a premier-presidential scheme. In this system, the prime minister and government are exclusively accountable to the parliamentary majority, where the president has no constitutional power to dismiss the prime minister but to nominate, and the parliamentary majority tends to dictate who is nominated as prime minister and when and why to terminate. In this way, the dual nature of the executive and the difference in powers held by the president and prime minister are critical to the overall division of power and to the stable functioning of the system.

Therefore, in order to surmount once and for all, the habitual evil rivalry between any Somali presidents and prime ministers, and to sustain unity with greater democratic stability in the country, I hereby recommend for those gratefully involved in the Somali stabilization plan including this body, to enforce the functionality of the provisional federal constitution. If we are able to do so, finding a lasting solution for any future confrontation won’t be as hard as is now or before; because, the constitution explicitly expresses every controversial aspects, ranging from power jurisdiction within the federal unit as well as that of the regional states, to the allotment of the internal revenue and the external assistance.

Thank you all
Farah Noor (Kolley)