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The Wisdom Somaliland Is Missing
By Ahmed Saeed
Somaliland tried to govern itself and seek recognition, but after more than a decade, people are still sceptical and uncertain about where they are heading. Nothing good shows up from nowhere. One thing is for sure: Somaliland needs a different type of governance. Is it not time to question ourselves, why nothing is happening? Regardless who is in the government and the large number of Ministers, unwise policies and lack of expertise continue to haunt us. If we alone (Somalilanders) can not, and shall not for sure, be able to establish reasonable, modern governance in Somaliland, then why don't we admit our ignorance and seek help from the outside world, by asking them to lend us experts to work with every Ministry for a limited period of time; so we may learn from them how to run a country. I am not trying to be rude and do not mean to offend anyone, but so far, Somaliland's governments, past and present, are failures.
Our option is to employ white experts for each and every Ministry. For instance, instead of 50 Somali ministers, only 15 Somali skilled Ministers plus 15 non-Somali experts will put us on the map and will bring us some great benefits. This far-fetched idea would even enhance our chances of recognition.
Though no one has the right or the power to force his/her opinion upon Somaliland, the truth can be debated in all circles. Let those who disagree share their views in public.
For those who want to email me in private, and share their views, here is my email address:
Ahmed Saeed, Ottawa, Canad