Apparently the draft constitution is not decentralized enough, and does not deal with state/federal resource, powers, people etc. thus since it’s not full constitution yet we need to have clear and definite guidelines of the powers between state/federal government. This includes resources, armies, welfare of the people etc.
This draft does not make such guidelines, and is confusing and jumbled up. It seems those for strong states feel this draft is too much on the centralized control. Either way, it is going to be hectic, chaotic future.
It’s some 70 pages, written in a boring tone. Many of the articles were clearly copied from other constitutions.
Articles like citizenship & naturalization are familiar. Some Islamic articles are included to obviously mislead the average person into thinking this isn’t a secular constitution, which is not fit to the whole nation.
Why did they distribute this constitution the last minute? This thing seems to be intentionally planned not to be read, commented, and passed in its current format. I didn’t think there were as many points that could be pointed out by Puntland. Give credit where its due, at least Puntland has to took the time and effort to review the draft and make suggestions democratically without ‘’huffing and puffing ‘’ especially ‘’Faroole’’.
At the same time we need to read the draft constitution and leave our fears out of it, after all, our clan elders are in Mogadishu speaking on your behalf.
This draft constitution belongs to Somalia if we want an amendment, we can send a text to our clan delegate, and we should all do the same
President Faroole seems to not understand the process it’s a draft constitution, in our case, we the Students we can lodge our concerns and hope for the best. Our old constitution after independence had less than 200 people that had to approve it or reject it, which speaks volume. Fast forward 50 years later, different realities on the ground, we have 825 folks right now, they can amend it or approve it, there is nothing I or we can do about it. What matters is what happens to next. “Young Generations”
Puntland People doesn’t want to give up its achievements for a fault system that is not likely to succeed. Puntland has the right to lobby for the best possible solution for Somalia. Puntland is not the big bad wolf. Puntland knows if Somalia succeeds, they succeed. So it is high time we need to get out of this Puntland is out to destroy Somalia mentality. It’s time we need to play Diplomacy domestically and internationally.
|Finally, Puntland government says Somalia draft constitution ‘unrealistic and unsuitable’ at the same time we need to play Diplomatically, and democratically, as well without breathing in a noisy manner. ‘’Huff and Puff’’|
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