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Dr. Abdirahman Mohamed Abdi Hashi

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PARTY POLITICAL PLATFORM

SECURITY, PEACE & POLITICAL STABILITY

Security is our number one priority.
External Security – attention needs to be given:

  • Defending and protecting the borders of our country (land and sea).
  • Reform and rebuild Somali National Army (SNA) and to take over from AMISOM forces as soon as possible.
  • Reform and rebuild the National intelligence Security Agency (NISA) and the Somali Police Forces (SPF)
  • Be alert to tensions and shifts in regional and international geopolitics (those who share our values, those we have political alliances and maintain good relations with our neighbors).

Internal Security – we all know our current security condition is precarious and traveling many areas in the country by land is not safe and therefore flying is the only available option. Therefore, it is imperative that effective measures be taken to defeat Al-Shabab (AS) so that it is feasible to have peace and security throughout the country – land and sea, urban or rural.

  • Areas under the occupation AS need to organized so as to be liberated from subjugation and extortion.
  • Militias putting illegal road blocks at checkpoints to extort the public should be defeated.
  • Illegal weapons used to harm the public should be dealt with.

INDEPENDENT & IMPARTIAL JUDICIARY

Injustice is one of the major problems facing the country adversely affecting security and economic developments. Therefore, rebuilding an impartial and independent judiciary system to protect the lives, property and rights of the Somali citizens no matter where they live or their station in life in our society. Therefore, in order to make credible progress in this important sector, it is critical for the government to undertake the following initiatives:

  • Rebuild the key institutions of the judiciary system so that Somalis can experience the benefits of fairer and just society.
  • Build the capacity of the different types and levels of the court system such as the constitutional court, federal and regional courts, federal and regional courts of appeal and commercial courts.
  • Independent special courts that prosecute cases of corruption and enforce violations all laws for the fight against corruption.

STRENGTHENING OUR UNITY &
DEMOCRATIC POLITICAL SYSTEM

  • Make our democratic political system more credible, fairer and inclusive through wider political participation and transparency.
  • Plan and convene credible national reconciliations efforts at the national and regional level.
  • Form independent commissions for:
    • Borders
    • National Reconciliation
    • Completion of the constitution review process and then put it to national referendum
  • National unity of the country is sacred and requires consensus on:
    • Consensus power sharing at the federal, regional and local level
    • Genuine national reconciliation of the people and the country

CREATE JOBS &
REBUILD THE ECONOMY

  • Investments in the different productive sectors of the economy
    • Livestock
    • Agriculture
    • Fisheries
  • Investments in Human Capital
    • Education
    • Health care services
    • Provision of social services to the poorest and most needy segment of our population
  • Investments in Infrastructure
    • Roads
    • Ports and airports
    • Factories and processing facilities for the productive sectors of the economy (livestock, agriculture and fisheries)
    • Renewable energy and water
    • Use of modern technology and innovation in all sectors of the economy (i.e. digitalization)
    • Creation of reliable national biometric ID
    • Support and promotion of entrepreneurship and trade within the country and outside (entering free trade agreements with regional neighbors and internationally)

GOOD GOVERNANCE &
FIGHTING CORRUPTION

  • Prepare transparent government budget (detail information provided to civil societies, the media and other interested stakeholders) at the federal and regional level.
  • Credible accountability within all branches of the government shares information about its activities with public using modern digital technology platforms such as websites.
  • The following governmental agencies should be credibly independent:
    • The Office of the Attorney General
    • The Office of the Auditor General
    • The Office of the Accountant General
    • National Procurement Office
    • Somali Revenue Authority (SRA) agency to be created that is responsible for all government revenue collection
    • Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC)
  • Strengthen and build capacity of the federal government ministries and agencies:
    • Reform and build capacity of Civil Servants Commission

 

PROTECTING & BENEFITING
FROM OUR NATURAL RESOURCES

BENEFITS AND HARM FROM THE EXPLOITATION OF OIL, GAS AND MINERALS

Benefits:

  • Economic self-sufficiency and development and possibly directly payments to Somali citizens
  • Strengthen the rule of law and the capacity of the government
  • Better defense for our country and independency
  • Alleviate poverty and improve the nation’s standard of living which will restore the dignity and honor of the Somali people.
  • Increase the potential human capital of Somalis through better education, skills, and healthcare.
  • High levels of investments in infrastructure projects
  • Investments in the productive sectors of the economy (livestock, agriculture and fisheries)
  • Resettlement of refugees and internally displaced people
  • Investments in skills acquisition in technical schools (technology, renewable energy, fisheries, agriculture, and livestock etc.)

Harm:

  • Looting, plundering and corruption
  • Conflict and possibly civil war due to grievances how revenues from the natural resources were distributed
  • Damage and destruction to the environment

The plan of BQP is to ensure the petroleum and mineral resources of the country benefits the country and avoid the resources curse of corruption and looting common associated with the discovery major natural resources throughout the world.

  • All the laws and regulations critical protecting the use of natural resources are not complete or negligently and poorly enacted.
  • The agencies and regulatory authorities for the management of natural resources are non-existent, namely:
    • Somali Petroleum Authority (SPA)
    • Somali National Oil Company (SNOC)
  • Somalia will not be a member of Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) which guides poor and fragile countries without the resources to have the capacity to effectively negotiate with the large and predatory international oil companies that usually take advantage of these countries.
  • Since Somali does not has in place all the necessary agencies, laws, capacity and skills necessary for properly exploitation of oil and gas natural resources, it is imperative the government not hastily rush auctioning its off-shore oil blocks.
  • If the Somali public is not adequately informed and not given opportunities to give their input how the country’s resources will and exploited and shared through major public conferences, the government will their confidence to be legitimate.
  • If the federal government doesn’t adequately consult with regional member states about its negotiation with the international oil companies, it is likely to lead infighting and bad relations with the regional governments further eroding the credibility of the federal government.

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Abdirahman Hashi: The Cost Of Confronting Corruption

March 23, 2020

Abdirahman Mohamed Abdi Hashi believes he is a fortunate man. “I have had certain opportunities in life that many of my peers did not get,” he said. Those opportunities included education in the United States immediately after his high school graduation, employment at prestigious U.S. and...

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