SOMALIA’S CONSTITUTIONAL IMPASSE

Quiz: Why did Somali National Reconciliation Conference (SNRC) in Mbagati, Kenya, to produce the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) take over two years (2002-2004) to conclude?

There was disagreement and impasse on the TFG Constitutional Charter of 2004. Some delegates to the Mbagati SNRC wanted the constitution of 1960 in which there was only 8 Regional Administrations in Somalia, and a strong Central Government with Mogadishu as the Centre of all socio-economic influence and activities. Is that feasible in Post Civil War Somalia? Since then, there is a struggle still going-on on Somalia’s constitution. That is why there is a resistance today towards implementing the Federal System finally agreed upon 15 years ago.

Know the facts. Make your voice heard and your opinion counted.

Author: Warsame Digital Media WDM

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: ismailwarsame@gmail.com

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