23 July, 2013

Somaliland: M.P’s are over paid and out of touch,,

Somaliland: M.P’s are over paid and out of touch,,

As a Somalilander, in the diaspora living in the UK we, are dismay and extremely angry with the fact that Somaliland elected representatives are abusing their position by not carrying out public duties on behalf of their constituencies. There are growing concerns that our members of Somaliland member are failing their obligations, as a respected legislators.

To make matter worst they get paid huge wages without doing any work most of them failed, to attend important meetings in the Chamber, some whom were expelled, from the House. Somalilander, abroad and world wide are deeply uneasy about this issue our law makers, have no regard for their electorate that put them into power. Somaliland M.P’s have no idea the damage they re, causing to democracy and the rule of law, the fact the very people supposed to protect and safe guard their people are abusing the trust of their constituency. In stead chose to rent an expensive hotels in the Capital, Hargeisa.

And have no desire to go back their districts, and regions, to help and serve their constituency needs, currently facing high unemployment, and skyrocketted, food prices in this holy month of Ramadan by a unscrupulous and cruel food importers. At times like this Somaliland citizens needs their elected reprensentatives on their side, working for them to air their concerns.

Somaliland M. P’s needs to understand what they doing is wrong morally, and politically wrong, it is also undemocratic, unislamic because they are not acting good in faith this is unprecedented national scandals. We know the Chairman’s of the Houses of parliaments get paid enormous salary which is beyond comprehension, Sulaymen Gaal gets $8000 dollar a month, Abdirahman Cirro get paid $6000 for doing nothing travelling back and forth to Europe and Sl, Sulaymen Nuur, chairman of Guurti) He called himself, spent more time in London Hospitals, than Hargeysa.

Somaliland citizens deserves and expect better services from their elected legislators, if this kind of behaviour continues it will have serious consequences for request for international Aid and recognition, because our legislators, are not implementing the due process and as a result neglecting their impoverished tiny unrecognised nation, a typical Afrikan mind sett, treat yourself and put self interest before their people. how disgraceful i’ said, shame on you, except one or two M.P’s like Ali MP Marehan And Wabeeye who single handedly tried their best to pay regular visit their constituencies in Burao And Odweyne to met up local people by engaging with them and discussing current issues.

As for president Ahmed Siilanyo a great advocate of accountability and always campaign for stand, up for the poor and not for the few rich, we don’t believe that he is at all happy with this waste of tax payers money, at the same time Siilanyo does not want a confrontation with the legislators, at present time in case of a back clash.

We urge Mr Cirro and Sulaymen Gaal to step down and resign Somaliland parliament is unfit for a purpose,,,, people lost total confidence, of their M.P’s

Ali A .Ismail Dheeg Newport_Swales/UK

By MGoth


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