Somalia: Another Perfect Storm – The Senate distance themselves from the Lower House!
“Life is a storm, my young friend. You will bask in the sunlight one moment, be shattered on the rocks the next. What makes you a man is what you do when that storm comes.” – Alexandre Dumas
Today, it is now revealed, that the Senate has written a letter, where they have formally suspended their relations with the Lower House. This is yet another step-back, as the politicians are internally conflicted. This is happening as Federal Government of Somalia, Villa Somalia and the Prime Minister are squabbling with the United Nations Mission in Somalia (UNSOM). The aftermath of the actions done in December 2018 is really paying off.
The FGS and Villa Somalia are really playing high stakes putting the UN Representative for Somalia as Person Non-Grata. They are now seeing the Member States and Somaliland distancing themselves again with the FGS/Villa Somalia. As that is happening, now the Senate and Lower House have distanced themselves. It is surely some back-room play.
Just like it was with the rounds of impeachment of the President Farmaajo and later it wasn’t. This is again another political game made by the politicians. Who knows for what reasons, if they are all playing for the guards, as they are reacting because of the UN representative. If not, it is because they want to show independence and being sovereign. However, the funding of the FGS and Member States are happening mostly from abroad. Meaning, the relationship with UN and UNSOM is vital, as they are paying salaries and funding government projects.
We are seeing more and more internal squabble, where both Member States, Somaliland, now the Chambers of Parliament is also creating an issue. That the Senate have suspended their operations and work together with the Lower House. These actions are happening within a span of 48 hours.
There is yet another dispute, another layer of trouble. Clearly, the Villa Somalia have to clear the air, if they are having proper leadership. As the fragile ways of today and yesterday, is not showing greatness, but more weakness. The President and Prime Minister has react and show strength. They have to take responsibility and finds way to narrow the differences. That they care about the situation and explain it. Because right now, the FGS, Villa Somalia and all parties looks like whirlwind. Peace.