Realistic Plan To Save Somalia

by Abdulrahman Idow
Saturday, December 11, 2010

Congratulations on the recent approval of your new cabinet by the parliament. I am sure that with your impeccable credentials you and your cabinet team stand in a good position to lead the country on the road towards Somali to come back as nation. We Somali diaspora are proud of you.

There are no quick fixes to address the numerous and complex problems which drive the crisis in Somalia. Growing insecurity, deep and chronic poverty, and impunity and corruption at all levels require comprehensive and coordinated action by the Somali Government.

The purpose of this statement is to highlight priorities in three areas—security, governance, and economic and social development—that need to be addressed by the government and contributing nations in the coming years for the sustainable reconstruction of Somalia.

The Government of Somalia and the international community should recognize the crucial role of the civil society in the reconstruction process, particularly in understanding and addressing the needs of the Somali people as well as improving their level of participation in the decision-making proces



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