Hargeysa, Somaliland, December 10, 2011 (SL Times) – Some members of
Somaliland Upper House charged the Peace and Development Academy of
taking over the role of the legislature.
The Chairman of Community Affairs and the Chairman of Affairs of the
Interior, Abdiqadir Muhammad Hassan (Indho) and Ahmed Muuse Obsiiye (Gacan),
said the Peace Academy not only habitually interferes with their work
but even tries to take over their duties as legislators.
Abdiqadir Muhammad Hasan (Indho) and Ahmed Muuse Obsiiye (Gacan) made
the charges against the Peace Academy to Haatuf Newspaper.
Abdiqadir Muhammad Hassan and Ahmed Muuse Obsiiye who were both part of
the delegation that the Upper House sent to mediate the clan conflicts
in Erigabo said the Peace Academy was neither helpful in the Erigabo nor
in the Kalshale conflict, and that it often uses the seminars conducted
by the Upper House as a photo op to promote itself.
This is not the first time that members of the Upper House accused the
Peace and Development Academy of obstructing their work. In an interview
with Haatuf Newspaper in June this year, the Upper House Secretary for
Foreign Affairs, Omar Ahmed Suleiman (Omar San-weyne), leveled similar
charges against the Peace Academy and accused it of interference in the
Upper House’s work and refusing to release the funds for a seminar on
road safety until they were given the authority to craft the
Abdiqadir Muhammad Hassan (Indho) and Ahmed Muuse Obsiiye (Gacan) said
they had filed a complaint with the leadership of the Upper House about
the Peace Academy and are waiting for a decision.