The entity is undemocratic, partisan and a replica of the ruling party.
The meeting should have happened last year. However, it has been delayed and the leadership has extended its term like the Guurti of Somaliland.
Again, SONSAF decided to follow the usual course of actions in selecting delegates and electing the board and its chair.
SONSAF is run by few people who are associated with the ruling party. The formula it uses is the same as that of the ruling party, Kulmiye.
No one else except the two clans who are in coalition in Kulmiye can become a chairperson or executive director.
The upcoming chairman will come from the same clan as that of the current chairman
Who is the next chairman who will be
Anwar Warsame is a member of the Board of Directors of SONSAF and executive director of Sahan. It is certain that he will be elected because that is how the arrangement is set.
Democracy does not exist in
The first chairperson of SONSAF was Amina Farah (President Silanyo’s clan). Amina is also currently the deputy chairwomen. The second one was Adam Haji Ali Ahmed (
SONSAF does not cover up its association with Kulmiye. For instance, Ahmed Hashi Oday, a board member, is
In short, SONSAF is run by Kulmiye who also decides its leadership.
I wonder why the civil society in Somaliland does not protest against the practices of an organization that claims to represent them but does represent a
Then why the donors continue to support an entity that does clearly violate the basic standards?
Aisha Abdi Miigane
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