By: Abdi Hassan
The administration Galmudug on Thursday said that it had made tremendous strides despite challenges it faced during its one year of existence.
Addressing thousands of people that turned up to pray the Eid Prayer in Adado town, vice president of Galmudug state Mohamed Abdi Hashi said that his government has improved and restored the administrative system.
He pointed out his government is committed to tackling insecurity in the region and fostering relations with neighboring regional administrations in order to strengthen security.
”Our fight against terror groups[al-shabaab] will never be won if we fail to address legitimate grievances that terrorists may try to exploit; if we don’t build trust with all people,” Hashi said.
The vice president lauded the work done by the security agencies and residents of Galmudug in fostering stabilization in areas recovered from Al-Shabaab. He called on residents of Adado town as well as people of Galmudug State at large to work hand in hand with the administration.
” I urge the Galmudug residents to remain cognizant of the challenges that lie ahead and steps that must be taken to address them,’’ he pointed out.
Political analysts and some of civil society members in the region have however criticized Galmudug government of neglecting the region saying it failed to offer the required services during their one year stay in office.
Abdullahi Hussein, a political analyst in Galmudug State told Goobjoog News that there is a lot of challenges and neglect by The administration of president Abdikarim Guled.
” The Galmudug Government has failed to facilitate unity, making reconciliation happen and opening dialogue space for warring communities,” Hussein said.
Abdikarim Hussein Guled who was a former minister of interior was elected as the president of Galmudug on 4 July 2015.