Dr. Abdirahman Mohamed Abdi Hashi Vows To End Corruption If Elected.
Dr. Abdurrahman M. Abdi Hashi, very strong Somalia’s presidential candidate (Minneapolis-USA)
By: Somali Diaspora Association Press at Minneapolis-USA (SDAP):firstname.lastname@example.org
Somalia’s Presidential Candidate Dr. Abdirahman Mohamed Abdi Hashi Vows to End Corruption If Elected.
One of the Somalia’s strongest presidential candidate for anti-corruption said he will end graft and improve government transparency if elected president in a vote scheduled for 20th August.
“Solving the problem of corruption will solve other issues, whether it is infrastructure challenges, insecurity or lack of jobs,” Dr. Abdirahman said in an interview on July 15th.
The 56-years- old ex-veteran Officer of World Bank’s treasury operations in the assets & liability management declared his candidacy in Somalia’s capital of Mogadishu on June 28th 2012.
Dr Abdirahman M. Abdi Hashi on Sunday July 15th voiced outright “I stood for the Somali people all the time, including addressing the issue of corruption,” he added. “I will lead a clean, open and transparent government”.
Dr. Abdirahman said the candidate in a speech aired on the local media on the occasion of his visit to Minneapolis-USA Somali Diaspora “Every one of us is unhappy about corruption, but very few of us know how we can fight it, Dr. Abdirahman said adding “I have a plan and policies against corruption where we can overcome this problem by working together, learning how effective different methods of corruption-fighting are, and sharing our experiences to make governance better throughout Somalia”. Dr. Abdirahman voiced pride “In my presidency at Somalia, you can volunteer to fight corruption, seek others’ help in tackling corruption in your area, and also learn to influence public decisions by linking your voting choices to clean governance”.
While he was talking about the corruption costs Dr. Abdirahman underlined” Somalia lost about $billions to corruption between independence in 1960 and the end of military rule in 1991”. According to a leaked Monitoring group’s report sheds light on widespread corruption on by current senior TFG officials. “The people who are supposed to defend and promote the peasants’ interests have been responsible for the institutionalized looting and capital flight that plague our country’s economy”, he said.
“One of our nation’s problems is partly failure of leadership and mismanagement,” he said adding “the resources that come out from the internal revenue and aid donors must be used to address the problem of the people there.”
Corruption and poor governance and transparency are major barriers to overcoming poverty in Somalia, and if elected I will start to address these issues, then we will be on the way to reaching the goals to which I already committed ’, he stressed unshakable.
Dr. Abdirahman voiced pride “Corruption steals from the poor; it mocks and obstructs most UN programs and international aid donations. It affected most of our poorest people’s life both private and public sectors though all elements of society are affected in some way as corruption undermines political development, democracy, economic development, the environment, people’s health and more… ”he added.
So much more needs to be done if we are going to see a considerable change in the lives of many very poor people across our nation, Dr. Abdirahman concluded.
Presidential candidates have until August 20th to declare their candidacy for president’s office, according to the election schedule by the on August 20th, and Dr. Abdirahman sounds one of the strongest candidates on Somalia’s presidential election.
What Is Corruption?
Corruption can refer to many different types of illegal acts, though they will usually all involve a person abusing their authority for their own benefit, or for the benefit of family and (political) friends. This can be government officials using public money for their own personal use, or corporate executives improperly awarding contracts or taking other decisions in exchange for bribes. Incidents of corruption in Somalia are not limited to large NGO’s and international aid donations or government agencies. Bribe-taking is common among many lower-level officials.
Tribalism, A Key Factor In Corruption
One factor that fuels the problems of corruption in Somalia is tribal loyalty. People in Somalia are first and foremost loyal to their families, then their clan (extended family), then their tribe. Member of the same clan or tribe often ‘help’ each other, even when it involves illegal corruption. Tribal influences have waned over the years, but are still strong.
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