Letter of Appreciations to the UK House of
Feb 08 2004
Hargeisa, Somaliland (Somaliland
Letter of Appreciation to UK House of
MP Mr. Abdulkadir Mohamed Hassan (Indho), Member of Somaliland House of
Elders. for for the Courageous, truthful and just contributions During the
debate on Somaliland recognition And development aid.
All members of the Select Committee for
International Development, who visited Somaliland
On 24th-25th January, 2004, and Contributors to the
Debate on Somaliland, at the UK House of Commons, on 4/2/04
The Honourable Mr. Tony Worthington (Clydebank and Milngavie),
“ “ Mr. Tony Baldry (Banbury).
“ “ Mr. Tony Colman (Putney).
“ “ Mr. Andrew Rob than (Blaby).
“ “ Mr. Quentin Davies (Graham and Stamford).
“ “ Mr. John Barrett (Edinburgh, West).
“ “ Mr. Frank Cook
“ “ Kevin Bremen (Cardiff, West)
“ “ John Berrow (Buckingham)
Subject: Sincere Thanks and Appreciation for the
Courageous, truthful and just contributions
During the debate on Somaliland recognition
And development aid.
Please accept my personal and sincere thanks and appreciation for the
courageous, truthful and just speeches as contributions to the recent
debate on the issues of Somaliland’s recognition and development aids.
Certainly, it is a difficult task for me to describe the extent of my
good feelings and/or how I became very pleased with the reports
presented by members of the Select Committee for International
development that was made in result of their visit to Somaliland on the
24th-25th January 2004. Naturally, your jointly expressed feelings,
views and unified action to support the just cause of neglected
Somaliland by the UK and other members of the International Community as
a whole, is surely a historical event and a brave step that will be
hailed by coming generations for the triumph of peace, democracy and the
principles of human rights.
As a member of Somaliland’s House of Elders (Upper chamber of
Parliament), who represent the Taleh Constituency of the Sool Region of
Somaliland, I would like to earnestly appeal to the government of the
UK, and other peace loving people of the world, including members of the
Select Committee for International Development of the UK House of
Commons for their urgent intervention to thwart the criminal intent of
Abdillahi Yusuf, the warlord of Puntland, who carried out his armed
intervention for the sole aim of creating chaos and new armed conflicts,
so as to jeopardize and destroy the peace, stability and democratic rule
reached in Somaliland.
Therefore, the members of the Harti clans, who are living in the Sool
and Eastern parts of Sanag Regions of Somaliland are condemning the
false claim of this war criminal, and genuinely asks all concerned to
work hard for his arrest and to bring him before a court of justice, for
committing many atrocities against his own people
Otherwise we are content and broad of your deeds, by applauding your
commitments on our behalf, and by calling for the continuity of your
good work. Finally, I would like to inform you that the Chairman of the
House of Elders Sheikh Ibrahim Sheikh Yusuf Sheikh Madar, who is the
highest ranking official of the two chambers of Somaliland’s
Parliament, is also working on an official letter of thanks and
appreciation for your sincere deeds, which will be sent to you as soon
Thank you again for your support and assistance for our just cause.
Mr. Abdulkadir Mohamed Hassan (Indho),
Member of Somaliland House of Elders.
Email: MP Abdulkadir Mohamed Hassan (indho)
Letter of Appreciation from From Sanaag Diaspora United
UK Branch, London, UK
Andrew Robathan (Blaby) (Con)
Mr. Quentin Davies (Grantham and Stamford) (Con)
John Barrett (Edinburgh, West) (LD)
Mr. John Berrow (Buckingham) (Con)
Subject: Sincere Thanks and Appreciation.
We have watched your debate on 4th feb04 with extreme delight
and sense of great appreciation. We thought it was truthful, courageous,
ambitious and right, which is the attribute, which we expect from The
Right Honourable Mr Tony Worthington and his colleagues. We, as a large
group, who are citizen of great Brittan and descendent of Somaliland,
would now like to tell you how grateful and appreciative we all are for
the Just course you are taken to show the world community that the people
of Somaliland do exist and they have the right to be here and heard. As
you have seen with your own eyes people of Somaliland have chosen peace
against violence and chaos which is the norm in the rest of what used to
be Somali republic, they chosen democracy against dictatorship, freedom
against oppressiveness, rule of law and respect of human life against
genocide and abuse of human rights. Somaliland has appraised democracy and
the principles of human rights, we wouldn’t want to regurgitate the
facts to you, which you are fully aware of, but we are here to let you
know that we are aware of what you have done and we thank you, and
encourage you to continue your effort and good work for the people of
Somaliland, we are also here to help you in whichever and whatever you
need from us, whether it is current information or volunteers for research
and data gathering in any where in Somaliland particularly in our region (Sanaag)
which is the least developed area of Somaliland.
We thank you again for the interest you shown our neglected and
Mohamed Ali Gibril
Sanaag Diaspora United (SDU) 
Letter to the UK. Parliament By
Y.E. UNITED KINGDOM PARLIAMENT HOUSE OF LORDS AND HOUSE OF
COMMONS LONDON, UK
YOUR EXCELLENCY: FEB 12, 2004
I have the honour to address this emergency appeal to You,
Trimester Tony Blarr, International Organizations, Friendly government and
NGO’s on behalf of the Citizens of Somaliland Republic.
THE RE-BIRTH OF SOMALILAND REPUBLIC:
The Republic of Somalia came into existence as a result of the
unification of (British Somaliland Protectorate) and Italian Somalia on
the 1st of July 1960. The following condition set by the politicians of
Italian Somalia. Set the stage for the present dissolution of the union.
1- The Flag and the Constitution of the south-Italian Somalia
should be those of the Union.
2- Mogadisho to be the capital and the seat of government.
3- the president should be from the south.
4- the commander of the army and the police should be southerners.
This great imbalance of political power was further accentuated
by the division of seats in the Unions National Assembly (Parliament). 90
of the total seats of 123 belonged to the south. The estimated population
ratio was then about 2/3 in favour of the south. As early as 1961, the
army officers of the north organized an ill-fated coup against southern
domination. It was of course quickly crushed. Because of the popular
belief in national unity. The north was indeed reduced to an inferior
region. Its share of the national cake was always minimal. A deliberate
policy of economic starvation and political domination of the north was
the order of the day. The ill feeling and resentment of the North were
never being redressed by the successive representative government of the
The rise of Dictator Siad Barre to power in October 1969
unleashed untold horrors. The Somali National Movement ( SNM ), took up
arms against the Dictator Siad Barre in 1981. The Organization liberated
the North in 1991 and declared on the 18th of May 1991 the separate
independent and sovereign state of Somaliland Republic. The declaration of
independence was proclaimed after conducting a lot of consultations with
the elders, politicians and intellectuals of all groups and all tribes. In
fact the population pressured the SNM to declare independence. The
declaration of the newly born state is the true expression of the will of
Peace stability and national reconciliation are urgent issues
which the Somaliland government addressed itself to non-Isaak tribes were
invited participate in the national government. At present they hold the
Presidency and Speaker of the Parliament. Their share of portfolios of the
government, a fair representation in the constituent Assembly should also
be devised and allocated to these tribes. This so in order to enable them
to take part in the fundamental decisions which this representation should
effectively be achieved. Is entrusted to the government and the non-Isaak
Tribes their fair and effective representation is are entitled to exercise
The government of Somaliland Republic is the effective and
unchallenged authority of the North (Former Somaliland British
Protectorate). The government enjoy the support of the population, these
is peace for the first time after a long period of repression. The
dramatic change of the political map of Europe set presidents that support
our case, our case. Our unilateral declaration of independent is not a
secession, It is a restoration of a past status queue. We got our
independence on June 26 1960, the south on 1st July 1960. We were
independent five days ahead of the south. As that we did once for all.
The political map of the Horn of Africa with the rise of
Eritrea and Somaliland has also change; the “ New World Order “
favours the downfall of African dictators. That is being swept by the
current wind of change in Africa. The break-up of cumbersome states in
Europe is also welcome. The recognition of the emerging states is the
order of the day. Though recognition is essentially a political decision
the identical situation of the emergent states of both continents neither
be denied nor overlooked.
Political solution of political problems is a preferable
option. The government of Somaliland Republic is anxious to solve
outstanding problems with southern Somalia. Our independence and separate
statehood are not subject to negotiations. Our unilateral declaration of
the sovereign state of Somaliland is irreversible. The warring factions of
the south are not likely to entertain at the moment a peaceful settlement
of their problems.
Political solution in the absence of a southern partner is a
remote possibility. The recognition of our newly born Republic is held up
for the fact that the south as an entity is non-existent. Our case for
recognition should not suffer for factors beyond our control. The U.K
Parliament and International community should view our case on its own
The Republic of Somaliland is in a dire need of International
aid. Infrastructures, water supply systems, hospitals, schools, and entire
cities and villages are pilled to the ground by the Somalian army.
Minefield was indiscriminately planted throughout the country. Demeaning
presents a problems that the Somaliland government and the public are
Determined to put their maximum efforts to help themselves. NGO’s ,
International organizations etc, are given maximum cooperation and
protection of their staffs live and properties.
HOW LONG SHOULD WE WAIT?
The destruction, which the southern army of occupation has inflicted, is
unparalleled entire cities and villages are pulled to the ground.
Indiscriminate planting of minefields further cripples the possibility of
reconstruction. As the former masters of the North, Southern politicians
old or new unlikely to easily come to terms with the fact-of-life reality
that has emerged. Aid donor, NGO’s and International organizations are
request to consider the unique case of the Republic of Somaliland unlike
other disaster-stricken situations our country has to start reconstruction
and rehabilitation right from the scratch. In all other situations the
devastation and destruction were not total or nationwide. In our case we
are left with a physical environment devoid of every thing to live on, and
a destitute population a refugee population robbed of all their
independent means of livelihood.
We have to realize that we are not different from the former
Yugoslavia, and former Soviet Union, who break up into different
independent countries. If Ukrain, Latvia, Estonia, Croatia, and Bosnia can
be a Sovereign countries, why not in Somaliland?
We have to have the will, the political will and collective will. We have
a right to get self-determination and get recognition from the world.
Everybody must believe and understand that the past can no
longer be re-created, and there will be no more of the artificial
Nation-State of the SO-CALLED-GREAT-SOMALIA. We have dreams; dreams born
of the new mood of desperation; Dream of sovereignty of dignity, of
education, health, employment, social welfare and so on.
If you can look into the faces of those whose world have been torn famine
and war and feel in some way responsible. You know the meaning of love
If you can see people with little or no hope and know that their survival
is very much licked to your own. You know the meaning of brotherhood.
If you can feel that those of you, who have been blessed with abundance
should share with those less fortunate. You know the meaning of charity.
If you can look into the eyes of hungry child and feel the pains.
You know the meaning of compassion.
If you can travel to the end of the world to bring hope to those who would
otherwise never know it. You know the meaning of courage.
And if you can see a smile in the faces of those who should have no reason
to smile. You know that there is still time. TO CAN GIVE US RECOGNITION
I should therefore be considered for immediate recognition and
development aid in order to help us cope with tremendous problems we face.
ANIIS ABDILLAHI ESSA
WASHINGTON DC ADVACTE FOR
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Hargeisa, (Somaliland Net),
Speech by the Spokesman of the Harti Clans Mr
Abulqadir .M. Hassan ( MP) of Somaliland’s Parliament.
The Honorable Visiting British ParliamentaryDelegation To Somaliland.
Subject: Speech by the Spokesman of the Harti Clans Mr Abulqadir
.M. Hassan ( MP) of Somaliland’s Parliament.
Speaking on behalf of the Harti clans legislators of the Somaliland
Parliament, I would like to welcome Your Excellency’s visit to our
I hope that some of your members might recall that since time immemorial,
part of the Harti Clans including the Dulbahante and Wersengeli sections
were native citizens of Somaliland. The former British colonial
governments that ruled the then Somaliland Protectorate for a period of 76
years (1884-11960), as well as the current British administration is quite
familiar and bear witness to the reality of our existence and the dynamic
rule we played for the development of Somaliland together with other
communities living in the country.
However, there are some anti-peace elements, and other people who do not
have interest in democracy, and whose intent is to block the emerging
democratic governance in Somaliland. Such people include Abdillahi Yusuf,
the so-called leader of the Puntland State, who is known as a brutal
dictator, is determined to create mischief and new armed conflict between
us, the Harti groups of Somaliland and other communities living in the
Certainly, the experience of Somaliland is one of the most successful
experiments of democracy in the Horn of Africa. While we can frankly call
the reclamation of Somaliland’s sovereignty, was an action reached
jointly by the whole communities living in the country. It is also
worthwhile to mention that in 1991 when the victorious SNM captured
Somaliland and drove out the dictatorship forces, they had undertaken and
initiated the first reconciliation conference in Bureo for all the clans
of the country. They opted then to reunite all the people of Somaliland,
instead of embarking on retaliatory actions against us, the Harti of
Somaliland because of our relationship with the former ruling Darood
tribe. And this is part of the tolerance and democratic characteristics
outlined in the provisions of Somaliland’s traditional laws and social
Historically, the Harti clans of Somaliland had 7 members in the
legislative council or parliament when the British left the country in
1960. But the number has currently increased and reached 35 members of
parliament for the Harti, which is a positive step and generous act of
reconciliation put forward by other clans of Somaliland as gestures of
good intent and purpose. In addition to that, members of the Harti clans
hold other major positions in the three organs of the State of Somaliland,
such as the Chair of the House of Representative, President of the supreme
court and Chairman of the National Electoral commission and several other
portfolios including the Minister of Justice. Certainly all these
courageous and wise actions indicate the maturity of Somaliland’s
leaders, and the workable democratic system that have taken root among the
But, nevertheless, the forces of evil and the blood thirsty warlords of
Somalia, such as Abdullahi Yusuf are determined to destroy the peaceful
co-existence, good governance and the flourishing democratic rule of
Somaliland, through the creation of new conflicts between the different
communities living in the country.
At this juncture, Your Excellencies, though the government and people of
the United Kingdom are quite familiar with the current situation and the
historical background of Somaliland, yet the Harti clans of Somaliland do
hereby declare that they have nothing to do with this unlawful incursion.
We also earnestly request your government’s intervention to stop this
evil aggression made against Somaliland, and which was undertaken by the
Majertain warriors, who are grossly responsible for the devastations of
Somalia in the past, for the sole aim of distinguishing the flame of
democracy in Somaliland and to cover their ultimate failure to bring peace
and reconciliation for their own people in southern Somalia.
Being legislators of the first and greatest democratic nation on earth, as
well as being also our former mentor and role model, Britain has earned
the appreciation of the Somaliland people for leaving our social
institution and traditional laws intact after 76 years of colonial rule.
And through this action, we undoubtedly became able to restore peace and
reconciliation to a devastated nation that was flattened by a brutal
Finally, this fruitful peace and reconciliation and the emerging
democratic rule and good governance in Somaliland are ought to be defended
and consolidated by all the peace loving people of the world including the
British people and government through giving us the undue recognition that
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