I watched the statics on Puntland presented at 21st Anniversary Celebration Function 2019 last night. There were serious errors, especially in annual budget projections over the years. I really doubt that the estimate of 72 million annual budget does reflect on reality. I suspect that Puntland Government annual budget conservatively tops up one billion dollars. Past Budget Managers of Puntland Ministry of Finance had had neither the expertise of budget preparation nor transparent manners to produce real budget. They were book-cookers and fraudsters. They were not taking into account millions of dollars looted through all kinds of schemes, aggregate income, budget support through international aid, suplements and Federal Government transfers. No wonder they have now all lost their jobs after twenty years on undeserved key financial positions with the government.

Deni Administration should take immediate steps to address this unexplained financial mismanagement in the State. There is nothing secret about the size of a government budget anywhere in the world, unless there is a looting and financial corruption to cover up as it has been happening in Puntland over many years. Instead, governments often overestimate budgets, not minimize them.

As an example, the ministries of education and health alone receive revenue in the millions of US dollars from international donors. This is has been never reflected in Puntland Annual Budgets. This is true to other departments and agencies as well.

In this regard, the first and most important legislative power of any parliament is the approval or rejection of government budget and making sure it is used as appropriated. Puntland House of Representatives had kept failing in its number one constitutional authority. This is the shameful history of Puntland Parliament.

There were historical errors and false claims by some as well. Those who opposed the creation of Puntland at that time now claim to be its founders. That is because victory has many god-fathers. So be it as long as their opposition to Puntland creation was defeated at the time, and we are here to celebrate that achievement.

( credit: Ancient Somali Coin forwarded by Said Gooshe, PCT).


Waxan qabaa in miisaaniyad-sanadeedka Dawladda Puntland ay ugu yaraan kor udhaafsantahy Hal Balyan. Dhakhliga taakeerada dibedda kasoo gala usugayn dhawr Wasaaradood sida Wasaaradda Caafimaadka, Waxbarashada, shaqaalaha financial institutions -ku taageeraan Dawladda Puntland, dhakhliyada kale ee kala duwan ayaa ka badan miisaaniyeedda la xusay. Waa la garankaraa in Maamulka Cusub ee Deni u baahanyahay wakhti iyo daraasad in arrintaa looga baaraan dego.

La arkidoonee sanadka dambe.


Puntland, August 1, 2019
On the Anniversary Celebrations of PUNTLAND STATE OF SOMALIA,
21 years on, and PUNTLAND STATE is as stable as a rock while still being roughed up at ridges. Congratulations to all for making the State of PUNTLAND a staying power, pioneer and vanguard of Somali unity!
There are many things, privileges and benefits residents of Puntland take for granted, the most important of which are peace and freedom. For example, In many countries, a media outlet like this blog cannot and doesn’t exist, not to mention the absence of basic individual freedoms of their citizens.
21 years ago the community of Northeast Somalia had embarked upon the long and hard journey of reclaiming Somalia again after the First Republic had failed in 1991, thus Puntland had led the way to the historic foundation of 2nd Somali Republic, the Federal Republic of Somalia. What an achievement!
But, the Lotta continua. There is still a lot to do in regards to PUNTLAND STATE and Somalia. Let us keeping going forward, for when the going gets taugh, only the taugh keeps going.


Garowe, July 28, 2019

By Staff Reporter

Historians and experts of current Somali political Affairs like Nuredin Deriye, Ismail Haji Warsame and others in the know, have assessed and strongly believe that the federal arrangement is the only mechanism that currently binds Somali regions together. Remove or unravel the Federal Constitution, and Somalia would split into Somaliland, Puntland, Jubaland, Southwest, Central Somali Regions and Banadir.

Speaking up and making interviews on Puntland State TV on the 21st Anniversary Celebrations of Puntland foundation, these experts shared their experiences with Somalis and world about the historical significance of the creation of Puntland in August 1998 for the revival and re-instatement of the failed state of Somalia. A 2nd Somali Republic had been founded in October 2004 as a result of Puntland leadership. These historical achievements are now in danger of being rolled back.

This is not fiction, but a potential and likely scenario, if the current leaders of the Federal Government do not do their due diligence in respecting the Federal Arrangements. At moment, the Federal Constitution is the only legal instrument remaining to keep Somalia loosely together.

By not understanding this fundamental fact and the gravity of tampering the only document holding Somalia now together as one country in the hope of building a united and functioning country, the leaders of FGS are opening Pandora Box and playing with fire that nobody would be able to extinguish.

Once, the Provisional Federal Constitution of Somalia is challenged or removed, the clock would start ticking for total disentegration of Somalia. The most likely scenario is that Somaliland, Puntland, Central Regions, Bay and Bakool would come under Ethiopian hegemony and eventual occupation. There would be war between Ethiopia and Kenya for Jubaland. Ethiopia would probably win the war for Jubaland. Banadir would be willingly incorporated into Ethiopia. Ethiopia wouldn’t be a land-locked country any more. The Ethiopian Navy is already prepared and being readied to take over the Somali ports along the Indian Ocean and Red Sea. Somalia would cease to exist per the Map recently published by the Ethiopian Foreign Ministry.

Don’t tamper with the Federal Constitution!



Postscript: Some exchanges of comments on the Breaking News in the social media inserted here below.

Abdullahi Gassim to Ismail Warsame:

Yes, we are talking the same subject, and what I am not agreeing is your analysis based on a negative scenario and the outcome is very disturbing to the readers who believe in nationalism and don’t belong to a political fractions or so called states and nobody is opening the pandora jar rather we can say hopefully it’s a Golden Fleece.

Ismail Warsame to Abdullahi Gassim:

I like your comments. And, I also agree that it could be interpreted as negative, especially by those who don’t want to hear bad news, even if it is true. I honestly believe that the establishment of these “so called States” is what is saving Somalia as we know it from disappearance. I had lived and experienced through this, and I can assure you that I know what I am talking about. In Somalia, the 1st Republic had failed and disappeared. The 2nd Republic had to be constructed anew. The only way that could be done was through “so called States”. The only instruments linking them now as one level of a federal government is the Provisional Federal Constitution. Get rid of it, and you don’t have Somalia any more.