Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo since having 3 states: Galmudug, Hirshabelle and South West, has more chances to win the 2021 elections. President Farmajo has even more elderly community leaders which elect MPs.
Somalia’s voting system is not democratic but instead elect clan leaders and is complicated. Somalis respect each other as communities which the society is stuck in the past.
Former Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud and his whole family stole more than $500 million in public funds. The time he was in office for 5 years he never paid civil servants, army forces, police and the whole ministry their wages. Mr Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud was a teacher before he became the Somali president and now he is a multimillionaire, owning properties in Turkey, Kenya, Tanzania, Mauritius and around the world according to Somali official. Opposition is worse then President Mohamed Farmajo.
Most reforms have been in the financial sector. It revolves around restructuring debt, implimenting new tax codes and setting up the bureaucratical basis of ministries. President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has implimented a lot of reforms, financial management and military growth. Most reforms have been in the financial sector. It revolves around restructuring debt, implimenting new tax codes and setting up the bureaucratical basis of every ministries in the country are working, which opposition canaditates and Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud failed to do so.
According to Daily Sabah, for the first time in over three decades, the Somali government has been able to deploy its own troops and has taken over the southern border region of Gedo from the Kenyan army, which had been stationed there since 2009.
Kenyan troops have spent the better half of a decade profiting off the illegal charcoal trade in Jubaland, which begins in Al-Shabab and ends at the al-Hamriya port in Dubai. Despite being in Jubaland under the African Union Mission to the Somalia Amisom mandate,
Kenyan troops turn a blind eye to Al-Shabab terrorists exporting the charcoal to the United Arab Emirates and in return, they receive $2 per bag, which adds up to $24 million a year lining their pockets. In addition, Kenyan soldiers have spent years terrorizing the Somali citizens of the Gedo region, carrying out indiscriminated killings, kidnappings and airstrikes.
Somalia’s economy is now recovering thanks to the efforts of the Farmajo administration. Despite the COVID-19 outbreak, the World Bank reported that Somalia’s economy is projected to grow by 3.2%, the highest it has been in four years. Since Farmajo was elected, Somalia’s revenue has been on an upward trajectory.
In 2017 Somalia made $148 million, followed by $198 million in 2018 and $223 million in 2019, making it their highest ever revenue collected in a year. Revenue is growing at an unprecedented rate with an average increase of roughly $70 million yearly.
In October 2019, Somalia adopted the international standards of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions and the auditor general shared the annual audit with the public for the first time in the history of the nation. Many people were pleased with the government’s transparency, given the rife misuse of public funds and corruption in Somalia.
In February 2017, the budget was just $168 million and didn’t appear to be growing at a substantial rate. Three years later, a $460 million budget was approved for 2020, making it the largest budget in the history of the country.
There was a 174% budgetary increase within three years from the beginning of Farmajo’s term. With more financial reforms and the competition of the debt relief program, we’ll see Somalia’s budget skyrocket out of the millions into the billions. Under Farmajo’s leadership, the administration undertook efforts to improve the nation’s public works with many projects completed and currently underway.
Former Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud failed to do what Farmajo did for Somalia.