by Mohamed Hassan Awale
The following article focuses on the problem of corruption in emergency aid. This topic has been inadequately covered up to now. Staff members of humanitarian agencies (INGOs and UN Agencies), usually do not dare speak or incapable of addressing the issues in public, or if they do so, then only in very general terms, but rarely admitting that it happens in their own project
This article is a whistleblower on non-existing LNGO and consultancy firms and their connections with some of UN agencies staffs
Recently, the Ministry of Agricultures and Ministry of Livestock tried to address this issues of briefcase NGOs / consultancy firms, a letter was issued to all the NGO and consultant form for vetting, they were blacklisted by the concerned ministries, after they were found that are not from Somaliland indulging in misappropriation of funds.
Surprisingly, some of these particularly organizations have no offices, or permanent staff and have just one man, a non- professional, operating from a briefcase in hand.
To secure funding, these fake NGOs/ Consultancy firms quickly set up temporary junior staff in Somaliland in just based on the period of the activity, developing website setting in unrealistic information, organize formality event and arrange for media coverage, which is then used as a basis to grab funds.
It came to our attention, that to ask question or to know how could these only three briefcase NGO / Consultancy firms (DANSOM, SAVANA and Oxciem) get selected to have contract with FAO particularly for the monitoring and evaluation activities, this apply to cash for work too (>>…..)
It is easy to answer such this question which could be bribery or offering, giving, soliciting something to the head of the Monitoring Unit for FAO
Corruption and fraud are covert activities, undertaken by an individual or a group, to gain some form of benefit for the individual or the group. They are in conflict with the governance charter, aims, rules, procedures or culture of an organization