As a Somalilander, in the diaspora living in the UK we, are dismayed 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 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.  Somali lander, abroad and worldwide 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.

Instead they chosen to rent an expensive hotels in the Capital, Hargeisa and have no desire to go back to  their districts, and regions, to help and serve their constituency needs, currently facing high unemployment,  and skyrocketted, food prices  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  in good   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  traveling back and forth abroad.

Somaliland citizens deserves  and expect better  services from their elected legislators,  if this kind of behavior continues it will  have serious consequences for  our request for international Aid and recognition, because our legislators, are not implementing  the due process and as a result neglecting their impoverished tiny unrecognized  nation.  A typical African mindset,   treat yourself and put your self-interest before their people.

How disgraceful   except one or two M.P’s like Ali  MP Marehan  and  Wabeeye  who single handedly tried their up most  best to pay regularly keep in touch and  visit   their constituencies in Burao And Odweyne  to meet up local people  by engaging with them and discussing current issues.

As for president Ahmed Siilanyo a great advocate of  accountability and always campaigned  equality,  transparency  and standing   up for the poor  and not for the few rich,  we don’t believe that  president  Ahmed Siilanyo is at all happy with this waste of tax payers money.

The recent political turmoil and squabbling within Somaliland parliament is a true reflection of their incompetent, out of touch with the political, and social reality, the country is encountering.    May   i, remind once again our MPS,   that they should respect the trust and confidence of their voters.

In conclusion the fact is that public support and confidence is very low among our legislators,  simply because they don’t serve a purpose any more except to fill up their own pocket  by selling their vote in parliament  without any regard for democracy  and the rule of law.   And the sad thing is that political tribalism is coming back a live and very active.

By: Ali A, Ismail Dheeg    Burco Somaliland



  1. These so called Somaliland Parliamentarians who came here a decade ago, but instead lucky to have their term extended by the President, with a string linked that, he would also get a kind treatment from them when he is also help, which is a planned tit for tat tactic.They had never visited or turned back to their respective regions, where they have been elected from. Although, they are well paid, they are typical scroungers and completely a national scourge to have them. I would have liked to see them go once and for all, as soon as the next election comes into force in the near future.

  2. Too lazy, too long and too complacent. This parliament needs to be culled at the next election as soon as possible. We must protect our institutions and make sure they remain on firm standing. I am afraid what is happening in Somaliland is what we saw in the defunct Somali Republic, all roads lead to the capital. We need to strengthen the regions and the local councils, because these current MP appear to have forgotten the areas they represent.

  3. It takes time and money to build a nation. If you only get X amount of dollars and you have a choice to build roads to the largest hubs or tiny villages in the bu tt crack of nowhere which would you choose?

    The difference with siyad was that he had access to large amounts of money and he on purpose made sure no one else got anything for many years.

    Somaliland doesnt have access to markets like Somalia had and does, so every penny we get has to be used wisely. If we are going to build roads then we need to connect hargeisa with berbera, borama, Zeila etc focus on the large then work our way out.

    If everyone screams for their little village with a population of 2k and half of that is either camel or tumble weed then we're truly f r ack ed!.

  4. What is wrong with Somaliland diaspora folk. Somaliland parliament is exactly a part of the big system. Both the presidency and his ministers are corrupt up to their teeth. I was about to laugh loudly when the Writter was praising the current senile Somaliland president, ahmed mohamed siligno. He should have retired long time ago. We have to understand that Somaliland parliament is a part and parcel of our society, to speak truth, we are corrupt, tribalist and narrow minded who always talk in terms of clan. Go to any part of the country we live in segregated area. Even our folk in diaspora always talk in mafrish about clan. As long as we grow out of this hypocrac we will continue to be marred by in-fight and conflict. Let us decentralised Somaliland and send power to local area. Somaliland should be divided into small regional federal states. Big towns, such as berbera, Burao and hargeissa as self administration city. Somaliland need a political reform. A new way of doing things. That require a new type of leaders. In my opinion, it is only then we can get out the situation we are now in. Looking at the current political leaders in Somaliland, there is only one person that could meet this criteria. It Jamal Ali, the ex-banker. However, Somaliland people has no gut of understand the benefit this man could bring.


  5. what a stupid article. Everyone is bad except the president. How much many has the Kulmyie party pay you for this article. Your not fooling anyone.

  6. Dacaayadda dad u dhashay Somaliland ay ku hayaan dawladda Somaliland waxay waxyeelo iyo sumcad xumo ay ku tahay jiritaanka iyo horumarka Somaliland.Hadalada iyo ficilada ka soo baxaaya dalka malaha waa dhalanteed. Ma waxay Dadkaasi garan la’yihiin in ay taageraan oo ceebta ka ilaaliyaan madaxdooda iyo dalkooda, madaxtu xushmad iyoin la ixtiraamo ayey ka mudan yihiin. Wixii lagu dhaliilaayo iyo qaldaad ka jirana waa in si asluub leh loo xallilaa oo lagu dhammeeyaa wada tashad.

    Waxa dhawaan la mamnuucay Tvga Universal in uu wax ka soo tebiyo Somaliland kaddib markii laga soo daayey dacaayad ku saabsan madaxweynaha Somaliland. Waxa la filaaya in guud ahaan si buuxda loo taageero go’aankii wasiirka warfaafintu Universal kaga joogiyey hawlihii uu ka hayey Somaliland. Hase-ahaatee may noqon waxaana fursad helay kuwii awalba ay siyaasaddu ka qaloocsaneed.

    Universal oo sii wada dacaayaddii ayaa wuxuu adeegsday dad aad looga yaqaan somaliland. Kuwa samaacadda oo horfadhiistay Waxa ka mid ahaa Faisal Cali Waraabe oo la ogyahay inuu ka rajao beelay in uu madax ka noqdo Somaliland. Faisal wuxuu ku tilmaamay dacaayaddii laga sameeyey madaxweynaha majaajilo iyo madadaalo (entertainment). Waxa kala oo ka mid ah Ina buubaa, nin dhalinyaro ah oo ku jira wakillada oo hanjabaad iyo digniin la yimid, awooddaas oo aan la garaneen meel uu ka keenay. Waxa kale oo Universal uu adeegsaday Jamal Cali Hussein iyo Ali Guray oo isaga si toos ah loogu casuumay xarunta TVga Universal. Raggani waxay si toos ah u raaceen cadowga dacaayadda ku haya Somaliland.

    Raggan ka soo horjeeda dawladda ee la saaxiibay Universal miyaysan ogeyn in ummaddu caqli ay leedahay oo ay taageersan yihiin madaxweynahooda iyo wasiiradiisa. Miyaysan arag sida madaxweynaha loogu soo dhaweeyey Hargeisa. Ma waxa ay la noqotay in ummaddu ku taageersan tahay ficiladan qaldan iyo mucaaridnimadan qaawan.

    Waxa kale oo la yaab ah aqoonyahankan dhawaan ku soo biiray siyaasadda Somaliland ee ka aradan habka loo hantiyo maskaxda iyo quluubta dadka uu ka doonaayo in uu ka helo cod. Waxa dhawaan isaga oo jooga Djibouti uu ammaan u jeediyey Djibouti iyo Kilinka Shanaad ee Ethiopia isaga oo sheegay in Somaliland gaajo iyo macaluul loogu bakhtiyaayo. Waxa uu hadda madaxweynaha iyo dawladdiisu uu ku dacaayadeeyey dhalinyaradii, ardaydii dugsiyada iyo dadweynihii u soo baxay madaxweynaha markii uu ku soo laabtay Somaliland. Jamaalow aqoonta aad leedahay caqli ha kuu yeesho.

    • War miyaadan ogayn in madaxdeeno ixtraamka iyo xishmada ay mudan yihiin hadii ay shaqaystaan. Hadaanay mudnayna loo sheegayo runta. Waxaan ku weydiiyay habeen hore marka uu telefishanka qaranka uu kasoo daynayay raga caayay Ciro ee lahaa barlamankiibuu baabiinaya taasi qalad mayaanay ahayn. Inuu telefishanka keeno niman iyaguna taageer Ciro inuu keeno miyaanu ahayn. Shalay miyaanay ahayn markuu Siilaanyo ka cabanaayay telfishankii qaranka ayaa naloo diiday.
      Marka madaxweynuhu dadka ku yidhaahdo uf uf dadku markaas mayaanay u arkayn qof bilaa ixtraam ah. Ixtraamka waa la kasbadaaye ha kasbado.