Somaliland:Address Pasturelands and Water Scarcity issues Seriously

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Politicians shouldn’t render folks asunder

We have to emphasize support where they are due.

If it could be remembered, this column’s annual resolution on the eve of the 2011 New Year was an appeal to the government to prioritize water issues.

Almost five years down the lane we are happy to witness major water projects that have since been initiated, implemented and others being in the pipelines.

Of note, then, was issues that we had underpinned concerning the constructions of major water catchments to, more than anything, become sources of water for man and livestock across the country.

Perhaps the rampant vast fencing off of pasturelands could not have reached the present levels if a policy was formulated, embarked on and implement as early as 2011-2012.

Whatever the case, going by the saying better late than never, we whole heartedly support to the hilt KULMIYE chairman’s advices on the issue. From the east he has come with evidence that water scarcity has worsened, desertification too is quite serious and that pasturelands are unavailable due to illegal fencing perpetrated widely.

He notably talked of the need to preserve water through catchments. We support him fully.

He pointed out that he would tell all- the government, the press media, students, the old, the young- practically everyone- on the need to work jointly for good causes for the betterment of the people and nation of SL, especially fighting against vices.

We support him again echoing his words.

On the other hand, it is true that the elections are going to be held after the 26th of June.

In his speech, the President was clear in his speech to both houses of the National Assemblies Parliament that the state will in good faith, address issues through dialogues where necessary, which it welcomes.

That much said, we decry the tendency hyped to make mountains out of molehills hence create a scenario that things are asunder.

We believe that, whatever means that has to be used, the minor issues of the timing would be dealt with hence disposed of in our hallmark tradition of conciliations and conciliatory dialogues.

We are against anyone who would want to put uncalled for wedges between the common folks for their selfish and egotist reasons.

No Somalilanders should accept anything from anyone who would want to rip us apart.

In the same breath, we call upon the media fraternity, responsible members of the community, stake holding institutions, eminent and official personalities with indebted expectations, the young, the old and sundry and the government (all arms)- at the fore-front, to work together in concerted efforts hence help SL step ahead boldly and humbly amongst the community of nations as deserved.

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