Somaliland: Curbing Corruption and the Quest for Effective Governance
Keywords:corruption, nepotism, transparency, regime, governance, crisis, Somaliland
This study examines the current corruption practices in Somaliland and how a once the promising democracy and economy of Somaliland has been betrayed by an elected regime and its future compromised by purging the most publicly-trusted figures from his cabinet members who were believed to be the chief architects of the regimeâ€™s economic recovery initiatives postâ€“2010 election. The study finds out the ferocious policies which is not based meritocracy rather on â€˜who you loyal toâ€™ by appointing anyone who cannot pose any challenge against a legitimate minister with illegitimate executive power, the â€˜Umaru Dikkoâ€™ of Somaliland who keep the will of the nation on a narrow edge. The study questions why Silanyo has spent eight years as an opposition figure against a regime less corruption and nepotism than his system, while recycling the most criticized policies of his predecessor. The conclusion outlines the need for having state persons to preserve the scarce resources of this poor tiny unrecognized nation in the Horn African region. And it raises the concerns from the state leaders and questions why the knowledge gaps that existed within some government officials include: lack of professional integrity and experience have not been purged from the government positions and replace them better state persons those at least could understand the needs of their fellow citizens.
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