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KULMIYE Is The Alternative, Dear Dhimbiil
Again your wrote a long letter without answering the question. Let me restate it. On the following issues,
- the shipment of Somaliland livestock thought Djibouti
- the secret meeting between Awil and TNG
- the expulsion of the EU representative
- the controversy over the sale of TV Somaliland
- the shadowy fishing business of Mrs. Huda
- the origin of the 80000 US $ Huda gave to Gabiley
- the wrongful firings of the men in charge of the water and the electricity systems and their subsequent replacement by UDUB cronies.
The government that you support has not accountable despite the numerous requests of the media, the opposition parties and of simple citizens like you and me. On all these issues, the government has failed to come forward, let alone clear the air. Dear Dhimbiil, like you I consider this lack of accountability as unacceptable. I am convinced that Somaliland and its people do have a great development potential but government-sponsored unethical practices have contributed to the economic difficulties and the squandering of resources that we experience. All this said, with no government eager to curb and punish ethical violations, cronyism, corruption there is only two attitudes possible:
- if you are a UDUB die-hard, you have to work on internal reforms toward a culture of accountability inside your party. In other you should wash your dirty laundry inside the family, publish internal memos to UDUB members and not bother the rest of us with your soul searching.
- if you are a citizen free of political affiliation, you ought to consider the political alternative available to you. Time and time again, SL recent history has shown that we cannot expect this government to enforce measures against unethical behavior with any degree of seriousness. The only choice available is the therefore to vote for the opposition.
I am amazed, dear Dhimbiil, that you stand by your favorable assessment of Awil.
Instead of addressing the exploding corruption in his portfolio- how many Somalilander wonder the final destination of the millions collected from them upon their arrival at the airport- his man has made a mockery of cabinet responsibilities by trumping on Ms Edna portfolio by engaging in a series of secret meetings with a government claiming sovereignty on Somaliland. Even our representative in Addis, a highly respected SNM veteran, sidelined and left following in disbelief this poisonous development, resigned from his post early this year. This would be high comedy, likely a B-movie, if did put on the line our claim for recognition. Once questioned about the dim human right record of a Latin America dictator, then president Roosevelt: `he might be a bastard, but he is OUR bastard. And none of us should criticize him`` I wonder, dear Dhimbiil, that while writing about Awil performance, you are applying the same kind of rationale.
Lowertown Community Resource Centre
Ottawa , Canada