| Issue 374
and Regional Affairs |
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Dakharadaanu gaadhsiin.Dib inuu uga qoomamayn !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The pirates illegally operate in Puntland coastal area have enormous
threat to Somaliland in term of its social structure, currency value and
youth mentality in near future unless the government has not taken tight
The fact that pirate has get much publicity in Puntland state with the
positive reaction from its society has expressed overwhelming treat to
Somaliland, which may effects it’s social institution – marriage.
This is what currently happening in Puntland since pirate emerged. The
women’s standard of measurement for selecting their partner has been
transformed. In Puntland, Pirates are regarded as the primary hunt let
alone the casual labor, and the Diasporas people, contrary to
Somaliland, where people from Diasporas are respected more than local
guys when it comes to marriage. This is put fuel to the fire, unless
price of marriage has not been standardized.
The hard currency paid to pirates for the release of hijacked ships may
also have another severe problem to Somaliland’s currency value or may
disturb the exchange institutions. This has resulted high stander of
living and inflation in advance.
Similarly, the negligence from hundreds of unemployed youth in
Somaliland may inspire our local youths to take parities’ mentality and
start haunting vessels in Somaliland coastal area, like the Egyptian
teacher hijacked in early January from Burao for ransom. This will have
some impact the forthcoming recognition and possibly will spoil the
little reputation Somaliland has earned since its inception.
Unfortunately, less than five year old gagsters have received global
recognition for their notorious record. They become global threat after
their bad acts brought together UN Security Council to a draft
resolution to act against them (pirates), while well performers have
been given no attention.
It was in mid 2003, when a first ship has been hijacked in Eyl, coastal
area of Puntland for ransom. Reasoning their illegal practices, Parties
claimed that their ventures have been destroyed by international fishing
companies. Later, the vessel has been released for the recipient of a
hundred thousand of US dollars. This influx of money has doubled the
value of commodities where the survivals of poor families get risk.
Within the past years more than forty ships with food, commodities and
humanitarian aids have been seized for payment of ransom. International
communities criticized pirate on their illegal acts in Somali coastal
area. Millions of dollars received to the Puntland Somali state.
To bring an end the effect of pirates to social life’s in Puntland, the
past administration, Gen Cade Muse, has attempted to get rid of the
pirates operating in coastal area; undesirably he failed to overcome his
mission. When he is interviewed by BBC about this matter, he responded
“parities are more powerful, trained and equipped then our
In early January of this year, US lead force against pirate has been
launched. The creation of special unit force has increased nothing to
security measurement in Somali coastal area as well as Indian or red
As the newly president, Abdiraham Farole, has been elected in Puntland,
he made a pledge that he would take action to clean pirates, but nothing
has been possible. His pledge together with UN resolution and US lead
special unit force have restored nothing to Somalia, but increased the
hijacking ships and gave chance the parities to get more advanced in
technology and economic.
From Somaliland administration, several attempts intending to halt the
import and export commodities to Somaliland have been seized, while the
perpetrators have been jailed and put before the court. But the
government has not passed to parliamentary any act against pirate to
control pirate movements.
Consequently, this can give you a signal that pirates are more like to
extend their operations to Somaliland coastal area with the harmony of
local people. While it has been discovered that pirates hunter vessels
in Golf of Aden and even further area.