I don’t get it. Who is the Head of State in Somalia? Why does Somalia’s First Minister open the sessions of the Parliament? Why don’t speakers inform the President on time to make sure the President would attend his constitutional duty of opening Parliament sessions? How could we do the obvious protocols of statecraft? How can we avoid trying to load the camel”s burden under onto its belly? Can’t we adhere to standards and know-how of doing state business? Why do we need a national flag if it means nothing to us?
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About the blogger: This blog is associated with the former Chief of Staff in Puntland State Presidency, 1998-2005. He also worked with the UN and World Bank Joint Secretariat for Somalia’s Re-construction and Development Program (RDP), 2005-2006, as a Zonal Technical Coordinator for Puntland and later as National Aid Technical Coordinator with the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and European Union. He is now an independent political analyst and commentator on current issues and occasionally gives historical perspective on modern Somalia’s politics. He lives and works in Toronto, Canada. He can be reached at: email@example.com View all posts by Ismail Warsame