Somalia: If you are not amazed by these 10 factors, then your existence is in question!
- Unpracticed religion
Is it not a strange thing that we use everything Islam forbids us to perform while we claim to be Muslims who profess the Islamic faith? Murder became normal action in the country, boasting of robbery activities, daylight rape ordeal, unprecedented corruption and embezzlement of funds, widespread falsehood – if you are not amazed by this issue then you are doomed!
- Lack of respect to the Constitution
It is beyond comprehension not to respect the Constitution and the rule of Law. The first article that states some parts of the country not to advocate for regional government; another article says the State religion is Islam, the lofty position of the constitution, flag, nationality, human rights, natural resources, classification of the powers of the of the constitution, judiciary and labour rights departments yet all the articles in the constitution are utilized for personal whims. They are bypassed and ignored – if you are not amazed by this then you are doomed!
- Rich country with poor population
Is it not a baffling matter that Somalia with abundant supplies in agricultural lands, fish and different natural resources yet the country is in severe drought, famine, health issues and poverty that is the hallmark for the country. This is a plain fact – if you are not amazed by this then you are doomed!
- Impotence leaders
Is it not an astonishing issue when Somalia has leaders e.g. President, Prime Minister, Parliament and all the required organs yet we are still searching for good governance and administration, fighting corruption and reestablishing the nationhood of Somalia – if you are not amazed by this then you are doomed!
- Biased Courts
Is it not a shock thing that while the country has courts that are fully operating where the Somalis submit their civil cases yet we always complain of lack of justice, violations and only the strong survives – if you are not amazed by this then you are doomed!
- Powerless security forces
Is it not an astounding issue that Somalia with a military, police and all other government forces with the right administration yet we have prevalent complains of insecurity and people living in fear – if you are not amazed by this then you are doomed!
- Government ignorance on unity
Is it not a puzzling issue while we have a government which can work in uniting the people, strengthening the nationhood yet we built other governments and today in Somalia we have six regional governments – if you are not amazed by this then you are doomed!
- Neglected currency
Is it not a surprising thing that while we have Somali shilling which we can give priority to or print new currency yet we use American Dollars – if you are not amazed by this then you are doomed!
- Somali language ignored
Is it not a conundrum issue where our rich mother tongue –Somali- in which its script was attained through hardship is now confined only to oral expression? Local universities and schools teach curriculum based on foreign languages – if you are not amazed by this then you are doomed!
- Abandoned flag
Is it not a mind boggling issue where our blue national flag brought through bloodshed is today abandoned and we opt for a regional flag and imported ones from far places – – if you are not amazed by this then you are doomed!
Abdi Aziz Ahmed Gurbiye,