Somaliland: Do not Listen to Inciters, urges Dilla District Administrators


By: M.A Egge

HARGEISA (Somalilandsun) – Local administration of Dilla District in Awdal region moved strongly to condemn the decision taken by a section of Elders that negates the joint resolutions of regional border demarcation agreed upon in a bid to promote harmonious inter-communal co-existence between the two communities residing in Awdal and Gabiley regions.

Recent administrative borders demarcated for the communities who are at loggerheads over Ged-diqsi area that falls between Gebiley and Awdal regions and is strategically passed by Elberdale road network.

The head of Dilla administration Ibrahim Haji Abdi accompanied by the Deputy Administrator for the District and the District secretary Abdillahi Mohamud Hussein and Arab Abdillahi Obsiye respectively have jointly criticized the stand adopted by communal elders in counteracting the common approach advanced by the administration of Awdal and Gabiley that have amicably resolved grassland dispute between the two warring communities a week earlier.

Dilla district officials

The chairperson of Dilla administration who was speaking to DMG by phone on Friday from Borama town has termed the elders’ latest move as one amounting to ‘hate speech and incitement of communities that have initially abided to the recommendations of the inter-regional resolutions’.

“The complete about turn taken by sectional communal elders is intended to retrigger communal dispute over pastoral land whose border dispute was earlier resolved by regional administration”, charged Ibrahim Haji Abdi.

Abdi reasoned that the elders were inciting the neighboring communities by criticizing the joint approach taken by regional administration of Awdal and Gabiley that have finalized the differences to the satisfaction of all.

Hussein while commenting on the issue called upon local residents not to listen to elders who use the internet in fuelling discord over an issue whose fate was amicably resolved through mutual consent of all warring factions.