Friday, April 12, 2013

Its So Unfortunate By Nasir Ghalib/syd Gabane jr

Its So Unfortunate By Nasir Ghalib/syd Gabane jr

You may wonder, what do I mean about this phrase" it is unfortunate", but if you rewind your memory back for a while, you will release how so often The President used in his speeches when he was an opposition leader. Therefore it has a certain meaning to the president and to people, and I choose this phrase for this article to highlight the current political situation which I refer as it is so unfortunate. The current hesitation echoes coming from the decision makers which is contradicting and occasionally confusing seems it has put a shadow the aspiration of the people. Let us have a quick glance to the political situation of Somalia and Somaliland without elaborating a lot and not going into a more details. It is obvious that Somalia and Somaliland are interlocked in different aspects but the most important one is the political intermingle which each one struggles to subdue the other one. Although Somalia has so far gained limited political recognition, but they are still searching and so desperate for legitimacy of sovereignty within the short mandate they have got from the international community, while on the other side the Somaliland also desperate for recognition, but it seem due to political hesitation of denial, rejection and declining invitation of the forthcoming conference in London will strain the political situation of Somaliland and put on edge the "De Facto state" that it has enjoyed for many years.

Coming into the London conference and how it is so important to the people of Somaliland, we need to side line the government rhetoric of declining, and concentrate the historical relation between the British government and the people of Somaliland for this reason I quote Prime Minister Harold Macmillan during early 1960s when Somaliland was about to receive its independence from Britain. The Prime Minister at that time, Harold Macmillan told the House of Parliament "I should Like to say, however, that it is Her Majesty's Government hope that whatever may be the constitutional future of the Protectorate, the friendship which has been built up between its people and those of United Kingdom for so many years will continue and indeed flourish".

Therefore the government decision not to attend London conference, we don't have to jump the conclusion but let us assume that "the political wording sounds differently" until that day comes.

Nasir Ghalib/syd Gabane jr

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