Somalilandsun- The head of state H.E Musa Bihi Abdi has refuted claims by the Somalia’s PM to foul mouth the investment made by DP World in Berbera as he Defends Somaliland against Baseless Propaganda Emanating From Somalia’s PM
The president was speaking during the International Day for Women celebrations.
The annual ceremony held on 8th March was marked at the Civil Service Institute in Hargeisa. The head of state stated that the Somali Prime Minister Mr.Hassan Ali Khayre had uttered negative political sentiments which were meant to scare any would be investors to Somaliland and by so doing confirms Somalia’s lame duck government agenda to tarnish Somaliland reputation as a safe haven for foreign investment.
Mr. Bihi reminisce the political trappings and economic and social development sabotage the Somalia’s government has always waylaid on the path of Somaliland’s people aspirations to development.
“Lately there has been propaganda and baseless utterances from Somalia’s leaders especially the young PM from Norway Mr. Hassan Ali Khayre purportedly condemning the tripartite economic development agreement reached by the governments of Somaliland, UAE and Ethiopia. These clearly show that the Somalia’s government leaders are far removed from reality and base their decisions from hearsay.”
President Bihi went on to say the historical bulling the people of Somaliland endured under the Somalia’s despots and dictators are still fresh in peoples’ mind.
“You are an ignorant young man who hasn’t gasped what transpired between our two governments furthermore you claim that no one should trade with Somaliland and the investment agreement between Somaliland, UAE and Ethiopia should be approved by Mogadishu I think you are day dreaming.”
The president said that the claims by Somalia’s PM that he governs Somaliland is utter rubbish and queried the PM if he knows what happened when his ancestors were alive.
“Rewind when Somaliland and Somalia united the then president Mr. Adan Ade said that Berbera is a small port all ships should dock in Mogadishu. He went further to tell the Somaliland leaders then that since they have come to Mogadishu the capital city will be in Mogadishu while the PM, the speaker of parliament, the military and police chiefs plus all ambassadorial posts would be filled with Somalia’s appointees whereas Somaliland was only allocated two ministerial post.” President Musa stated.
He reminded the young PM that the 50,000 Somaliland civilians lost their lives after Somalia’s ruthless tyrant Mohammed Siad Barre and his regime reduced most Somaliland cities and towns to rubble after slaughtering and maiming her inhabitants.
The president said that Mr.Hassan Ali Khayre utterances are a declaration of war and Somaliland will not be cowed or coaxed.
The head of state reprimanded Somalia’s regime that Somaliland people are united and shall return fire with fury if coaxed into war.
” Hargeisa is ready to defend her sovereignty and shall not be dictated to by Mogadishu.”
“Somaliland will not be hoodwinked to follow orders from Somalia concerning her development and other related issues.” President Bihi quipped.