The Alternative To “New NN Policy”

By Abdifahid Yassin, Garowe, Puntland.

Flash back to Ismail’ old post (Banadir Political fallacy, Sept 2, 2019) that reflected Hawiye/Banadir Region’s political dominance as being serious obstacle to any national unity, reiterating it as Somalia’s political failure was very true and the “New NN Policy” noticed that obstacle now. My response to that post then, in which I recommended Mudug politicians to take the lead, was also true in its essence that these people and their strategic position in Somalia, have what it takes to move Somalia to a new level. The New NN policy in the plan now is to have a Mudug politician, particularly hailing from Galkaio as the new PM to spearhead its political agenda. What I also would like is that “the would-be PM” forms his new cabinet that too include a minister (Internal Affairs) from Galkaio, who is decently influential, not corrupt and has the leverage to reconnect and act as bridge between Puntland and the Federal Government. I hope the “New NN PM with solid consultations with the President will do the right steps to ensure that Galkaio gets the right politician that will not only lead it into political stability but also support its planned mega projects that will eventually pave the way it to be the next potential Capital City of Somalia

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This article doesn’t necessarily reflect on the Editorial Policy of the blog. It is an op-ed by the author.

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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