the Puntlanders should realize the fact that without peace
no continuity of normal life will exist and communal progress
can not be achieved. Keeping in mind on this, it is appropriate
that the peace mission envisioned by a well to do individuals
of Puntlanders, is right in principle and it is propitious
moment for the puntlanders to search a peace as the fear of
deeping split is great.
It is indeed a high time for peace and every one should support
it, for the sake of the future and reviving the prospect of
rekindling the hope that Puntland had before the political
split and the peace it enjoyed. Peace is the first in human
life and without it nothing, nothing can be achieved.
a Godly prescribed just that every human being should live
in peace and without fear and therefore, it is a right for
the all the citizens in Puntland to get the peace they deserve
and they want and its their right in absolute terms.
all get reasons and rhymes of supporting and rallying behind
one leader or the other and at the same flay his opponents
and depict as the worst evil. But, that is not the solution
and will only exacerbate the existing phenomena of factionalism
which is unwarranted and will doom our people.
isn't it wise to promote the peace mission in the process
which is being started by individual Puntlanders, even though
sponsored by Diakonia which is Swedish NGO, actively working
the Puntland regions.
mission is probably the first of its kind in which intellectuals
are raising the torch for peace. Their first trip of visiting
all the Puntland districts was warmly received and welcomed
by all the communities and the existing leaders of both traditional
and political spectre. This peace mission encourages a reaproachment
among the communites, unites the traditional leaders or Isimada
in their effort of peace searching and decision makings and
engages them to play a better role in the peace building process
in their unity.
bussiness community should realize their business interests
are not vested in factionalism, but rather in more stable
society and a bigger market as factionalism marginalizes their
market potential in territory wise and population. Thereofre,
this mission intends to the business communty be educated
in abstaining and supporting factionalism and they are required
to promote the peace plan.
society and the NGO groups are also important groups whom
the mission engages to their play a pivotal role in this peace
bridging plan by actively involving themselves and promoting
the peace. They can not be left out as they have a direct
relationship to the communities and have tremendous influence
in every level of the society. They should engage them self
and play their role in positive sense.
most difficult group and who are badly needed in joining the
peace wagon are the Diaspora Puntlanders who are mainly ill
informed into realities on the ground and are always out spoken
negatively. They unnecessarily perpetuate the factionalism
in their unfettered campaigns of supporting one leader or
the other. You folks this is not what Puntland needs today.
Today Puntland needs to hear only unifying words and support
for peace and you should mature to avoiding in promoting any
thing that divides our people. So, support the peace and join
the peace wagon and no more propaganda for any one leader.
in combining all these efforts and realizing what is at stake
the envisioned peace is reachable and our group who started
this process will succeed. Let us hope and pray that the beacon
of hope that was shining once in the Puntland to be rekindled
once again and our people to enjoy peace and tranquility first
and foremost and progress to better future.
look our neighbor the Somaliland and how they are living in
peace and progressing towards better future. We should strive
to abreast them, so we are not left in a never ending saga
of chaos. Let us unite our efforts and support this noble
mission and God willingly we can. God bless you all.