Taking Lessons from the Past and Planning Ahead: Advice and Factors to Consider for the Recently Elected SSC-Khaatumo Government
First and foremost, I want to express my sincere congratulations to Sheikh Yasin Jama, the newly elected Central Council leader/Speaker of the Parliament of the SSC-Khaatumo Administration. I would also like to commend Abdulkhadir Ahmed Aw-Ali on his election as the Executive Council/President of the SSC-Khaatumo Administration and Dr. Mohamed Shiine as his Deputy/Vice President. These individuals have demonstrated exceptional leadership qualities over the past six months, tirelessly advocating for and defending the sovereignty and rights of the people of SSC-Khaatumo. The election of Yasin Jama, Abdulkhadir Aw-Ali, and Dr. Shiine signifies a significant milestone in the journey towards progress, governance, and political autonomy for the SSC people.
As the newly elected SSC-Khaatumo leadership embarks on this new chapter, it is crucial to prioritize certain critical policies in their administration’s agenda and initiatives.
First and foremost, safeguarding the territorial integrity of SSC-Khaatumo land from the remnants of the Northern Somalia regime must be the top priority for the new SSC-Khaatumo Administration. The sovereignty and territorial boundaries of the SSC-Khaatumo State are non-negotiable, and the new leadership must stand firm in protecting the land, its people, and its resources from any internal or external threats.
Inclusivity is a fundamental principle of effective governance. The newly elected SSC-Khaatumo Leadership must prioritize incorporating the voices and perspectives of all citizens, with special attention to women and youth who played a crucial role in initiating the revolution to overthrow the Northern Somalia regime in the SSC region. It is essential that every segment of society feels represented, heard, and actively involved in the political decision-making process. Emphasizing inclusive decision-making is of utmost importance in creating and maintaining a more stable and democratic society. By valuing everyone’s input, we can build a stronger and more harmonious SSC-Khaatumo State that flourishes through unity and collective effort.
Unity and cohesiveness are crucial in fostering a stable and harmonious state. It is the responsibility of the new administration to bridge divisions and heal wounds resulting from past tribal conflicts, grievances, and ideological differences among various clans and groups in the SSC region. The new administration must work tirelessly to unite the people of SSC-Khaatumo under a common purpose and vision.
One of the significant challenges facing the newly elected SSC-Khaatumo Administration is the plight of families displaced by the war in Lasanod, who are now seeking to return to their homes. After successfully reclaiming and liberating SSC regions from the remnants of Northern Somalia forces, it is imperative for the SSC-Khaatumo Administration to prioritize the rehabilitation and seamless reintegration of these families into the city. A well-structured mechanism must be in place to provide assistance, support, and resources for the displaced families to rebuild their lives.
Furthermore, I strongly urge the new leadership to address both the immediate needs and long-term solutions for these families. I encourage measures such as strategic investments in education, healthcare, employment opportunities, children and family services, and socio-economic development initiatives to restore stability and normalcy to the lives of the displaced families.
To achieve these noble objectives, collaboration with various stakeholders is essential. The recently established SSC-Khaatumo Administration must work closely with the Somali Federal Government, federal member states, regional administrations, international partners, and humanitarian organizations to achieve success.
In conclusion, defending the territorial integrity of SSC-Khaatumo, embracing inclusivity, fostering unity, and rehabilitating displaced families are crucial elements in building a stronger and more prosperous SSC-Khaatumo Administration. This journey has just begun, and there is a long road ahead. As elected representatives, I urge you to collaborate closely with your constituents to achieve these goals and aspirations, securing a brighter future for generations to come. Together, we can shape a resilient and harmonious SSC-Khaatumo State that serves as a beacon of progress and unity in the Horn of Africa.
Abdirahman Abdulle, (E.d.D),
Executive Director & Principal,
Skyline Math & Science Academy,
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA