Mogadishu (Sunatimes) Powers
of the Somali Federal Government is in the hands of Dam Jadiid sect, a
moderate, extremist group within the framework of the Government of PM
Saa’id. Ministers of the group have more powers than those of the Somali
President and Prime Minister.
Somali Minister of State for the Presidency Farah Abdikadir, whose job
description is the management of the Presidency, is the most powerful/influential
man from Dam Jadiid members in the Somali government. Internal Security
Minister Abdikarim Hussein Guled who hails from the same secret group is the 2ndmost powerful man.
Both Ministers reside
heavily guarded mansions with security cameras and electric fences, while the
rest of the cabinet ministers can hardly afford to hire security guards and
vehicles. Some of the ministers share residences.
Ironically, any minister who is not a member of the
secret group Dam Jadiid has been paired
with a Dam Jadiid Member who are much more powerful and mostly take unilateral
Somali Deputy PM, who is also the foreign affairs
minister Fowziya Yusuf dismayed when the Minister of state for foreign affairs
Mohamed Nur Ga’al, a member of Dam Jadiid appointed head of Somali Consulate in
Jeddah. According to Shabelle Radio, Mr Ga’al is also planning to
appoint ambassadors and heads of consular affairs in certain Arab countries.
Apparently, there is a powerful, shadow government of
Dam Jadiid operating under the current Somali Federal Government. It is
not clear why the president who is the top civil servant has given these powers
to his secret group, Dam Jadiid. The group receive huge, unaccounted
amount of money from Gulf States, particularly Qatar.
By Dahir Alasow
A senior Radio and TV journalist, a leader of a press watchdog ASOJ, the editor
in Chief of waagacusub.com,member of European Journalists, Reporters with out
borders, Onfile and outstanding commentator with fearless check on actions of
the political groups and others players through investigative journalism, plus
defender of the public interest and voice to the voiceless through "the
truthful tip of his truth pen"
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