The President’s actions are disturbing!

OPINION / FIKRAD | The Somali people are not fortunate of obtaining noble leaders. It is either because of their past sins or because Allah has prescribed for them to be in this way. Somalis have been complaining about bad leaders since the beginning of the civil war. Every time new president comes, the hopes of the Somali people is very high but unfortunately, after few months later that hope is dashed because of the actions taken by the new presidents. We have been complaining about Sheikh Sharif but now we are witnessing a new president worse than Sheikh Sharif. The problem with Somali people is when asking Allah for good leaders we don’t ask Allah leaders who have TAQWAA (fear of Allah), but we simply ask good leaders.

The new president has not shown to the Somali people up to now the good leadership skills which they expected from him. People who met with have described as incompetent, indecisive, not articulate and not a good communicator. While in meeting he looks sleepy and not attentive. He relies on others. He waits decisions at last minutes and also come up with bad decisions. Nobody knows whom he consults or listens. The only difference between him and Sheikh Sharif is that he does not travel too much. The reason he remains in the country is simply to show people that he stays most of the time in the country and enjoying welcoming foreign dignitary in the country.

The Somali people needed a new leader but unfortunately it looks that the new president is even worse than his predecessors simply because of his actions. Since his election most of the steps he has taken have been controversial particular the nomination of the Prime Minister as well as the government Ministers. First of all, it took him long time to nominate a Prime Minister. The selection of the prime Minister was a poor choose because there were available more qualified candidates than his selection. Secondly, the selection of the new cabinet hasn’t been considered the views and advices of the key local players of Somali affairs. Thirdly, he put one the most important portfolio a women who advocated passionately and fought to separate Somaliland from Somalia. Fourthly, he combined key important Ministers such as Health and Education in one super Ministry. And last, he mixed both tribal issues with Religions issues.

The most unfortunate things of all his selection of ministers were based on what? It is based on Education, Experience, Tribal or what?. Most of the current Ministers of the Somali government came from Diaspora and most of them in their host countries were either Unemployed, collect social Assistance or had minimal jobs. The question is how come a person who couldn’t succeed in his host country can become a Minister?  How a failed person can lead a failed society.

What happened of selecting the current Ministers that is the same procedure that engulfed the Somali political system of nominates a Minister to post without going through any background checks? It shows that both the Prime Minister and the new Ministers have not gone through background checks because now body checked what have done on his or her life and what contribution he or she made with communities he or she lives with. Does he or she have a job where he came from or he or she was dropout talking about tribal politics and sits coffee shop in his host country?

The appointment of a woman on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is new low in Somalia political system because of religious requirement. Is she qualified and possesses the qualification required for this position? Has she worked at the Somali Ministry of Foreign affairs before? I am not against women to be appointment a high position but Foreign affairs is out of character of Somali people. It never happened in the Somali political system since it’s incept. It would have been acceptable to nominate a women Minister of Education or Health but not Foreign affair. This is not the president’s idea to nominate women to Minister of Foreign affairs but it is Western Countries ideas. Because of his background of working with foreign donor agencies, he adopted their views of gender equity without deeply understanding their strategies. Because of his poor knowledge of our religions and looking sympathy from foreigners he could not comprehend the sequences of his decisions.

Most of the World Foreign Ministers are men. She has to greet and hug them. She has to meet them in a closed room and negotiate with men for all Somali foreign policy affairs. Particularly this woman, if she advocated Somaliland to separate from Somalia, there is no way she could become the Foreign Minister of Somalia. I don’t blame her but I do blame the so called President. I do warn the Somali people about this President because his way of thinking and don’t be surprised if he does bad thinks because his narrow views about the world. His way of thinking is similar to the Western leaders who have been advocating that Muslim world must lead by women and particularly that the compulsory Salad prayers must be led by women.

Furthermore, a lot of people claim that the new president is associated with one of the religion factions in Somalia. If he was associated with religion he would not have appointed women to the Ministers of Foreign affairs. This idea of promoting women to key positions of Muslim countries government is Western idea and his previous association with non-government agencies who finances his previous programs plays a role.

I conclude my article by saying “May Almighty save Somali People from this calamity and show the right path for prosperity, peace and tranquility. May Allah provide the Somali people good leaders who will ruleSomaliaaccording the Islamic Law? Also, respect dignity and rights of the individual as well as collectively, free speech and press, respect the rule of law.

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Prepared by

Luqmaan Suleiman

Sluqmaan@yahoo.com

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3 Responses to The President’s actions are disturbing!

  1. Madaxweynaha qabyaaladiisa iyo cadaaladiisa waqtigi wax laga sheegi lahaa lama gaarin ee waqti ha lasiiyo. Waxay u muuqataa inuu madaxweynuhu yahay nin doonaya inay Soomaaliya wax noqoto Soomaaliduna wax qabsato laakiin wuxuu u baahanyahay in la garab istaago waqtigan adag. Dadka leh Murusade wasiir lama siin oo caadifadu hayso waxaan leeyahay qabaail kale ayaa jira oo aan wasiir la siin laakiin wasiirnimada Murusade waxaa uga wanaagsan inay nabad helaan caruutoodu waxbarasho iyaguna uga shaqaysan karaan wadanka si xor ah. Wax walba waa la gaari doonaa hadii nabad la helo ee dowladda ha la garab istaago. Anigu waxaan ka soo jeedaa dadka aan wasiir helin laakiin hadana waan taageersanahay dowladda hadiii ay dalka ka saarayso dhibaatada uu ku jiro. Waxaa kale oo socota dacaayad dad gaar ah wataan oo la doonayo inlaysku diro dadka walaalaha ah ee Wacaysle iyo Murusade. Waxaan ka aqriyay mudawinada qaarkood inay soo been abuureen sheeko ay leeyihiin madaxweynuhu wuxuu la shiray qabiilkiisa una sheegay inuu guul gaaray maadaama uu Murusade wasii la’aan dhigay. Arintaas waxaa qoray dad aad uga soo horjeeda dowladdan oo aan doonayn inay shaqayso hadii iyagu aanay ku amar ku taaglaynaynin marka hal layska ilaaliyo ayaan oran lahaa. Xasan Sh. Maxamuud Murusade ma necba hadal noocaas ahna ma dhihin marka dacaayadahaa rikhiista ah yaan laydinku qaldin ee ka feefignaada. Yaanay idin adeegsan dad dowlad dhab ah inay dhalato aan doonayn ilaa ay iyagu garhayeen u yihiin maahee. Taageera dowladda maadaama meesha dhibku ka jiro oo faaiidada u horaysa helaysa ay tahay dhulkiin iyo dadkiina.

  2. waan idinsalaamay marka hore ,madaxweynaha maahan nin cadaalad yaqaan waan qabyaaladeyste xaqiiqatan waxaa taa u daliila in uu 4.5 wax ku qeybshay qabiilada qaarna qadiyey sida beesha murusade oo si weyn looga yaqaan xoogna ugu leh magaalada caasimadda muqdisho asagoo kawada arintaas in ay isku dhacsanaan jireen isna dagaali jireen beesha uu kasoo jeedo madaxweynuhu iyo beel kamid ah beelaha murusade iyo in uu siiyey wasiirka beel reer abti u ah madaxweynaha taasina waa midda umadda dhan kayaabisay qabyaaladiisa lkn beeshu faraha malaaban doonto wax walba oo ay ahaataba mahdsanidiin asagana waxa soo saacidi jirey waa murusade lkn nin aan sidaasa asxaan looma falo

  3. I agree with Luqman most of your points,
    – Has not shown to the Somali people up to now the good leadership
    – People who met with have described as incompetent
    – Indecisive
    – Not articulate
    – And not a good communicator.
    All these are visible characteristics this president possess, however, the only point that I don’t agree with you is the women taking the lead of the important position of the nation, women has been the strength of the country and may change the game. If she is Somaliland sympathizer or being from Somaliland would not change anything. Being with closed door with other (Men) of her counterpart not an issue.

    GREAT PEACE by the way!