Today’s wisdom:

Federalism is a defacto governance systen in Somalia following the vicious civil war of the 90s. Federalism is not man-made. It is not pre-planned. It is a product and legacy of the Civil war. It has been enshrined in the Constitution only as recognition of something that is already in place in the country. Some people still present it as imposed by legislation. If someone wants to get rid of federalism in Somalia, let them undo the Civil War. Could they?

Resources sharing requires legislations and regulations to enact and be in place before talking about it. Who has failed in those responsibilities? Of course, the Parliament and successive administrations.

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:

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