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Gud-Gude: New Political organization announced in Hargeysa

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Hargeysa, July 25, 2007 [Haatuf] - A New Political party, founded by an organisation of intellectuals called Gud-Gude in Somali, was inaugurated in Hargeysa, last Tuesday.

In a press release issued by the Chairman, Mr. Abdirahman Ahmed Shunuf, the organization stated: “On behalf of Somaliland Intellectuals organization, which was founded in 1994, and was busy for the past decade working in humanitarian and development programs, we announce that we have embarked on forming a political party that will compete for the forthcoming local government elections. The organization’s political transformation was caused by the failure of Somaliland politicians to lead the country or come up with a coherent national policy.”

The statement gave a brief background of the new party’s origins:

The history of Somaliland intellectuals organisation goes back to the mid 1990’s. The organisation from its creation conducted many social and development projects inside Somaliland, and in particular:

  1. Built drainage system to protect Hargeysa Mass graves in Malko Dur-duro.
  2. Made in-depth research studies and collected data on socio-economic problems in the country. Much of our research revealed the dire need to solve the socio-economic problems and conditions existing in the country, and has given the organisation the purpose and cause to address these issues as a political party.

It is from this background that Gud-Gude came into being.

Our political Organization’s objective is to uplift the socio-economic conditions of our country by investing in our children’s future. We want to act now, and save our children, before it is too late. Our political agenda is to mobilize and organize our communities and get them actively involved in the future of our country. Our agenda includes taking care of our community’s basic needs, such as a free education to our children as a first step.

We also want to implement the following programs:-

  1. Encourage the value of education and knowledge in our country.
  2. The organization will undertake research projects, that includes the rights of our citizens and the protection of those fundamental rights that are guaranteed in our constitution.
  3. Our free Education Policy will be implemented through local, district and regional level
  4. We will actively work to save our natural resources, by using the knowledge of our citizens.
  5. Our political Party will use the experience of some of our members, who were activists in the Southern African struggle in North America and were also active in the liberation movements of our African brothers and sisters in Africa. Their experience will help in the advocacy for Somaliland’s International Recognition.

Gud-gude Party Chairman
Mr. Abdirahman Ahmed Shunuf

Source: Somaliland Times

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