How can we define Somaliland political leaders and public figures? Are they individuals who have a strong desire to serve first, before being chosen to lead others? Or are they individuals whose primary focus is not to serve, but to put their own interests before that of the people they want to lead?
Leaders are people. They are not all good. Nor they are all bad. Some leaders are bad and some are good. Some are selfish while some are selfless. The culture in which leaders grow up makes them accustom to acquire different reflections of human behavior.
Good leaders are not liars because they grew up in where lies are less told. They never promise what they cann’t deliver. They know what they can fulfill and what they cann’t right from the beginning. Great leaders never put themselves before their own people. They are
not even greedy, because they recognize that he who gathers money little by little grows it.
In contrast bad leaders are liars. They always lie to people they lead, simply because they grew up in where truth is less. They think that they can fool the rest. Bad leaders have no faith that can see the invisible, the heart that believes the incredible, the mind that can imagine the impossible — that no one can exactly know when and where the killer will come from.
In general, leaders, regardless of who they are as people, are not equal to one another in wisdom, in mentality, in tolerance, in courage, in conscience, or in capability.
Naturally some people are wiser, some are smarter than others, some are more creative, some are stronger or faster, some are kinder, some are cruel, and some are more virtuous.
Evidently there are great leaders, gifted artists and composers, individuals with sharp minds, visionaries, innovators, who have truly contributed to human progress and have changed the course of history.
So in certain respects and in particular domains, some people are clearly better than others or some people perform better at work than others.
For instances, some stories by some writers are more attractive than stories by some other writers simply because there are writers who start their stories with the middle and continue with the end and conclude with the beginning.
The same thing goes for leaders, particularily bad leaders who, when they need to be elected by the people, promise the sky and be unable to deliver it after election.
Probably bad leaders start their jobs with the end and get stuck with it and then try to start with the job that ought to be done initially and then stumble with it and finally exhaust in the middle of nowhere.
Did we see a manner of that kind in our leadership team, particularly the ruling party since the year 2010? How about in Colonel Muse Biix’s leadership style?
An effective leader knows that his/her own bona fides are tested by what he/she does in pursuit of the welfare of the people. A good leader, however, takes the time to analyze where they are weak so they can take measures to mitigate or prevent issues that can affect the nation badly.
Revealingly one must remember prinicipally that bad leaders don’t regularly demonstrate integrity, adaptability, vision, accountability and communication skills to effectively lead their people to greatness.
This brings us to find out what exactly Colonel Muse Biixi has so far done in pursuit of a better life for Somaliland people. What is it that he has changed in Somaliland and people really felt? Has Muse Biixi started his tasks with projects or policies that leave a noble stand in both his presidential career and what he inherited and found?
Statistically speaking there are no vital signs that show where Colonel Muse Biixi actually made an improvement. All of what Colonel Muse Biix promised during election campaign and of course in his presidential inauguration day has gone amiss. His moves are even worse than that of his predecessor, Siilaanyo, the father of hypocrisy and hopelessness.
Colonel Muse hasn’t done anything about bad governance, anything about the quality of our education, anything about corruption, anything about injustice, anything about nepotism, anything about the lack of accountability and transparency, anything about the division among the people, anything about the long standing problem of water scarcity in Hargeisa, anything about the widening gap between the opposition parties and his administration over the proposal to dismiss the National Election Commission.
While 99% of Somaliland people are unemployed and hunger is hanging over almost every Somaliland home due to lack of income, Colonel Muse Biixi has astonishingly began his task with a plan to build a new presidential palace in a district he sees it as his stronghold if things politically become worse, and two new premises, one for the parliament in east and the other for the Guurti in south of Hargeisa.
Out of the plans and policies which Colonel Muse began with his presidential task come many questions: How much money this project would cost the country? Where the money will flow from or/and how it will be generated since there is no foreign aid? Who assessed the project? How such project hasn’t come to national conversation? How things would look like whenever he who becomes a president will move the presidential palace to a place he sees it as his stronghold? What the two Colonels are going to do with the old premises when new ones are built? On sale as before, to put their proceeds into pocket? Ahem, ahem.
Relocating Somaliland presidential palace to Xaraf Area can only be allowable when all premises of Somaliland Minstries be moved to East and South of Hargeisa city.
Those who think that political difference is shaped by noice rather than rationalization of decisive actions have no clue about what influences the ruler’s mind.
In all fairnness and honesty, Somaliland people need to know whether or not Kulmiye party believes in democracy! The way Kulmiye is and was working as a ruling party is absolutely undemocratic. Kulmiye’s attitude and approaches are questionable