by Hassan Ali
Mr. Mohamed Hashi and a member of the of the national consultations forum has criticized President Silanyo led government of lacking quality leadership and for failing to upholding the name of the liberation movement SNM and at the same time terming the Minister of Presidential affairs as being the country’s Prime minister in disguise and who yields the most power in the cabinet.
The former Finance Minister Mr. Hashi made the allegations last Thursday at an event which brought together officials from the opposition political parties, Somaliland Journalists Association (SOLJA) and National Consultations and Rectification Forum (NCRF) in a bid to issue a joint statement aimed condemns the stunning court judgment which is in violation of the freedom of the press guaranteed by article 32 of the constitution of Somaliland.
The hearing of the case against the journalists started after Haatuf newspaper and its sister English newspaper, Somaliland Times, were suspended by Court in 7th April 2014. On 13th December 2013, the authorities similarly closed down Hubaal newspaper
The former finance Minister added that trial was not in conformity with the national laws and the international standards. The defendants were not given chance to defend themselves in contrary to article 28(2) of the constitution and article 116 of the Criminal Procedure Code. The court only heard the prosecution office.
Mr. Hashi has clearly stated that the current and most powerful presidential affairs minister Hon Hirsi Ali Hassan functions as undercover Prime Minister that has not been officially appointed but is in existential.
The former finance Minister accused the Presidency minister of stealing the show from the Minister of Interior Ali Mohamed Waran Addewho had being responsible for leading having led the ministerial level delegation to the town of Taleh a role which was reserved and that the Presidency Minister had previously hijacked the conference in the USA where the current foreign affairs Minister Hon. Mohamed Bihi Yonis was supposed to lead that gathering.
Mr. Mohamed hashi went on to say ,”President Silanyo has betrayed himself as well as the name of SNM as a whole this because all the things happening in this country today are the same things we fought against in the first place and that means that all we sacrificed in terms of wealth and precious lives have no meaning at all.