& the simple truth
It can only be described as a tragic event
when there returned the dreaded sound of gunfire to the central
city of Galkacyu.
Now it seems that the Somali websites and
infantile media are working overtime to feed us stories about
That renowned Somali journalist who works
for the world famous media corporation the BBC was on top
form as he had the scoop on everyone. This award winner should
not be mistaken for Rageh Omar, for it was Xasan
Barisse who was first to this story.
Xasan Barrise of the Carta fame with his
usual skill and oratory skill told of a war between two groups.
He described a battle of epic proportions which caused deaths
and destruction. Then you had the Mogadishu leaflets, Ayaamaha,
Xog-Ogal pitching in with
their stories of how Galkacyu certain section is oppressed
and that there are countless technical coming from elsewhere
enforcing the strength of the oppressors.
In life you are never surprised, and this
can be the case when you hear Osman
Ato give a press conference
talking about enforcing peace, and his idea of contributing
to peace was to donate some of his Technicalís to the people
As ever we never hear from the people of Galkacyu, you only hear from those who are in Mogadishu or Nairobi talking about
whatís happening in Galkacyu. All we hear is Xasan Carta Barrise
and, Osman (political expert) Ato.
I wonder why Ato finds it convenient to
talk about Galkacyu at this juncture.
Why didnít Ato donate some of his ill-gotten wealth to the
people he is now so eager to push to war? Ato wants to sabre
rattle because frankly speaking that is all he is good at.
It seems Ato forgot the people of southern Mudug long ago,
however his memory has returned once they have declared their
I wonder when is the last time he has visited
Galkacyu or Hobyo?
I would like to clarify couple of points,
Galkacyu belongs to the people of Galkacyu those who live,
reside and work in that city. The people of Galkacyu are only
divided by an illusion which has blinded the whole state of
For a decade the people of Galkacyu have
had a peace which they built on their own. They have achieved
a lot in that time and have left a foundation for a great
city in the future.
Galkacyuís future does not lie with has
been politicians or overzealous clan journalists.
The future of Galkacyu belongs to the people
of Galkacyu South
or North Mudug, weather be in Puntland state
or another, Galkacyu belongs to its people and it is their
interest to preserve what is precious and that is peace.