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Should Puntland State, which has been the Pillar of Federalism and pioneer in building a new Somalia, behave like Galmudugh or Hirshabelle? Would it act as a secessionist like Northwest Regions (Somaliland). What makes it an important part of Somalia? Why it is not supporting the Federal Government openly by putting forward sound advices and workable strategies for interaction and cooperation with the other Member States? Has Puntland become an entity led by angry management team seeking little hand-outs from Mogadishu Regime, or would it be a leader with tremendous poitical and cultural influence in reviving the Failed State of Somalia, spear-heading towards building a strong, sovereign, proud and prosperous East African Nation, highly visible in the community of nations again?

Puntland States needs a fresh look at itself. A lot of things went quite wrong from its foundation objectives and mission. One need to remind Puntland about the ownership of the Federal Government. Who owns it? Is Puntland State among the owners of the Federal Government, infact, the main share-holder of the Federation?

Please pay attention to the way Puntland State of Somalia has been behaving for the past 11 years, acting as a recent junior member of a club.

Come on, wake up to re-claim historical role and play your part in nation-building.


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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