By: Mohamed A. Hussein


Somali president nominated new prime minister Abdiwali Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed after the previous prime minister Abdi Farah Shirdon Sacid was ousted by the parliament over what they considered lack of performance and corruption, but it was widely known the real reason behind the impeachment of the prime minister Sacid was conflict between him and the president.

It was reported that the disagreement between the president and the prime Minster was based on over the selection of the new ministers after one year of corruption and mismanagement and lack of accomplishing the goal set for the begging of the year. 

Somali people were very disappointed because the conflict between the top leaders of the government continued after the Somali government was finally recognized by international community and after the president himself declared that the days of the president and prime Minister fighting is over soon after he was elected.

New prime Minister was approved overwhelmingly by the parliament and so far most of the political analysts and Somali people in general are waiting the government Prime Minister Abdiwali will form before they conclude whether he will lead or not. The answer to that question depends on whether he will nominate some of the previous ministers whom everyone knows are the president’s close friend who were basically responsible for the failure of the previous government.

If this government is about to succeed, the consensus is that new Prime Minister Abdiwali is expected to nominate capable ministers, show leadership and implement constitution; all three activities were what previous government accused to be lacking.

First Prime Minister Abdiwali should nominate capable ministers independently. These ministers should not be included any of the previous ministers who were responsible of the failure of the previous government. It was reported that most of those ministers were selected by the president and list of their names was handed to the previous Prime Minister Sacid to work with. 

As result, after one year later, ex-prime minister Sacid realized that most of ministers were loyal to president instead of him. It was reported the day when the conflict between president and prime minister came to light, only three ministers showed in the weekly meeting held by the prime minister while the rest of the ministers were in villa Somalia with the president planning how to oust their boss.

Some analyst already pointed out that president is determined to include some of his friends from previous list into the new cabinets and that is why some critics already pointed out, instead of working on selecting capable ministers for time being, new prime minister is busy working on with previous ministers by visiting Mogadishu seaports and attending event for opening high school in Mogadishu while president is preparing the list of the ministers. 

If some of those ministers return to the scene, then the perception would be that this new Prime Minister Abdiwali Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed was given the list of the ministers he should work with by the president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and he may end up in the same situation ex-prime minister Sacid found himself a year later.  

Second, new prime minister must show a leadership as soon as his government is approved by the parliament. The previous government was accused that the president was doing the prime minister’s task while the prime minister was acting like a mayor of Mogadishu. There was one time when even the mayor of Mogadishu  and the president were attending London conference with international community to discuss how Somalia would move forward while the prime minister stayed behind to attend ceremony held in Mogadishu where it suited by the mayor to attend.

It is all known that the president and prime minister’s task is declared in the constitution and there is no confusion. People who know the new prime minister so far stated that he is a man who has quality of leadership, but like ex-prime minister Ali Gedi said in an interview that he has not deal with Abdiwali as being prime minister yet, but as far as he knows he get that leadership quality. This meaning that knowing the president who likes to act like prime minister, it is doubt full that Abdiwali Ahmed Mohamed will be free to act independently.

Third, the new prime minister should implement the constitution as agreed upon year ago when the transitional government was ended.  As soon as transition government was ended, it was reported that the constitution was changed by the president’s group and the words were exchange via media by Somali government and other states which accused that government is trying to centralize the power into Mogadishu.

Right now the whole constitution is in confusion for example, the provisional constitution declares that any two states or more can form a state being part of the federal government. The previous governments with the leadership of the president wasted over one year breaking up jubaland administration, then agreeing to an interim administration consist of three states while the speaker of the parliament urged his home land Baydhabo to form regional administration consist of six states including the three already the government recognized as interim administration of jubba.

In order to avoid Such a confusion, the government should hold reconciliation meeting where all the stakeholders attend to discuss how to proceed forming emerging states in order to building states from the bottom up. Somali people cannot afford wasting another three years of confusion where everyone interpret the constitution the way suits them.

Somali people have seen the leadership of the president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud for the one year he was running the government as he was the prime minister and the failure as result of that leadership. The only hope of this government to Success depends on the new prime minister, Abdiwali Ahmed Mohamed how he select capable ministers, show leadership skill those who know him said he bosses and clarify constitution and implement it as agreed upon. Within few weeks, Somali people would know whether they are moving forward or returning to the square one.


By: Mohamed A. Hussein




  1. there's no vision,plan or object for the fail state of somalia, individualsable will never get them anywere, I predict somalia will be like this for the next 20-30 years unless Allah give them with a someone with leadership skills.
    the current system of president and Prime minister will not serve the purpose of trible based system, you need single power to run the country, it worked in Northern Somalia, they should adopt the system presidentail system

  2. I don,t know what the difference will be between this man and the ousted housemate, The president wants all the power to himself and will not tolerate anyone to undo his work. The this man needs to take his work very seriously and not listen to Culusow, The so-called president is a traveller who is travelling all over the world,.

  3. The FGS President succeeded to sack the first FGS PM whom he selected in the first place
    as his pawn Mate and then shoved him out of office even through the parliament.
    Now again he selected another of the same clan and again his success through the parliament
    went unabated. The scenario is very clear that the new PM would have to work with the powers
    of the President where the least obstinancy against the President powers would be fatal
    blow to the new PM. President HSM is so shrewd and cunning that his ways contain trolls
    of sinister vulneravilities more in the nature of A/Qasim Salad mentalities. Let's watch how the FGS affair formulate in the coming weeks, months etc.

  4. Do you think he will sack Marwo Fowsiya? This will be good for Somaliland. Everytime they use one of our people as figleaf to cover their greed and ignobility hurts us a little.

  5. I just wonder why wanlaweyn writers have recently chosen to post their garbage on Somaliland websites. Are they looking for sympathy from us or is it in their little head that positing their article here will get us talking more about them than about what concerns us? Let us just be wary about their crocodile tears. To me it is all more Afweyne, more Farmajo, more Saacid, more Abdiwali, more wanwalayn, more Garbaharey and more cannot be trusted again.

  6. First thing he should do is sack the interior minister for not stopping clan cleansing in the Lower Shabelle. This minister has abdicated his responsibility to bring peace and security among the locals in Lower Shabelle, and now Hiiraan. If he sacks the interior minister, we can safely assume he is his own man.

    Another thing of less concern but embarrassing no less: We have all these supposedly Ph.D. holders running the show; yet when they speak in English, I cringe. Where on earth did they get their degrees from?

  7. If he p is ses on afwynes grave unlike the dummy that prayed there then Somalia has hope, if he doesnt then its the same old song and dance

    • and I am happy too as long as you continue to hallucinate, remain delusional and as long as your newly selected prime minster can sip his regular large size cup of cappuccino at Hargaysa Mansoor Hotel, of course unprotected and enjoy a break from Amisom. Whenever a wanlawayn from Zoomalia visits us in Hargaysa we go and watch them their big flat noses, their monkey like pointy ears, their funny accent. 'This is not a zoo', shouted one the managers of Mansoor Hotel when a group of local youth came to watch Abdikarim Huseen Guled, Zomalia's interior minster going about his business in Hargaysa.

  8. The international community specifically the UN should forget that they will be functional federal government in Somalia. , Mogadishu will never be . – UN hand picked imbeciles will never be legitimate government. Do not hold Somaliland hostage in the hope that we will re-unite with dysfunctional Somalia. It is new day, the killings fields of Mogadishu will never change. Recognize Somaliland. Somalia should be placed under Italy for while until the new generation could take over.