My Dream Country, Not Yet!

The Republic of Somaliland has been a ‘new’ country in the midst of hostile region for the last nineteen years. For almost these two decades, several praiseworthy achievements have been brought to fruition. Our petty differences are no longer unbreakable barriers. I thank to Almighty Allah for He has kept us peace and unity when so many others in our negabors are still in sorry state.

Our strength as a nation is found in unity, not division. Yes! with unity we can accomplish great things together. Many people have admired that we brought the ends meet while there is no remarkable assistance from the Developed world. That they call it miracle!

But today Somaliland I see is not the one I used to be proud of. It seems something has gone wrong in the middle of our way to success. Right now our motion is so slow! So let this essay be a wake-up call for Somalilanders . However, I dare to comment such scenario positively before it gets too late.

Somaliland has longed for a visionary leadership who does not lead us astray. I dream of a leader that is elected not because of the clan he happens to be; nor the mere promises he makes during election campaigns but is elected because of the wisdom of his political character. We are desperately in search of a leader that no more gets hectic about the worldly things but instead thinks seriously about the means of taking services closer to where life is impossible. .

My concern today is whether we will stop copying from other people’s way of life. Therefore most important thing is to start our own way and handle our issues uniquely.flag

I dream of such a country where transparency is the catchphrase for governance. We desire a country where the police improve their work ethics, become people-friendly and where teachers are respected and well-paid. A country where useless degrees and examinations are done away with and only students with an aptitude and talent go for higher education.

I look forward to a country where people get serious about the value of education and understand that schools are the platform where tomorrow’s religious scholars, doctors, engineers and civil servants are trained. If our students are not well taken care of today, needless to say they will end up in dark future.

In the same spirit of patriotism, I look forward to a country where its youth will genuinely interact in a meaningful way beyond their localities instead of quarrelling about the ‘dirty politics’ and making short stories about tribalism in streets.

I look forward to a country where people are no longer crazy at consuming Qaad but rather take books and go to schools, work for the well-being of their families and on the top of all serve for their communities.

I am hereby calling upon every Somalilander to put the interests of the common way above their personal interests. Fortunately, for all that I suggested, none requires a big conference to debate. They are all just do-it-matter! These dreams are built upon attainable pillars and for whose realization, many like me, are committed to the last drop of their blood. Let’s work for a time where we will be an example of peace, prosperity, progress and brotherly co-existence to our neighbors and world at large.

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