Garad Jama Garad Ali expressed moral support for the Awdal region and its struggle. Yesterday, Garad Jama met Ugas Abdirashid Ugas Roble in Addis Ababa to discuss the situation in the Awdal and SSC-Khaatumo regions. The meeting aimed to express support for the Awdal region and address the grievances of the local people.
Addis Ababa, ETHIOPIA.
During the meeting, traditional leader Ugas Abdirashid Ugas Roble congratulated the administration of SSC-Khaatumo on their victory against the Somaliland army. He emphasised that the suffering of the SSC-Khaatumo community has come to an end thanks to their persistence. Moreover, he called on the administration of Muse Bihi Abdi, President of the break-away state of Somaliland, to leave the Awdal region.
Ugas Abdirashid Ugas Roble urged his people to prepare for the struggle and work towards the liberation of their land. He emphasised that no clan should forcefully rule over another and that democracy has arrived, paving the way for freedom in their region. Ugas Abdirashid Ugas Roble expressed the wish to raise the Somali flag throughout their land, symbolising unity.
Garad Jama Garad Ali highlighted the historical relationship between the communities of Borama and Las Anod, dating back to the colonial era. He emphasised that the struggle for self-determination has a long history, with both communities standing together to restore unity and bring independence to Somalia.
Furthermore, Garad Jama addressed the Hargeisa administration, accusing it of causing destruction and suffering in Las Anod. He stressed the importance of resolving issues peacefully to prevent further loss of life and destruction.
Hargeisa’s international recognition is fading away
The meeting between Garad Jama Garad Ali and Ugas Abdirashid Ugas Roble comes at a time when the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) has recognised the transitional administration of SSC-Khaatumo. Garad Jama’s moral support for the Awdal region’s fight for self-determination strengthens their belief that they, too, can gain recognition from the federal government.
This development poses a significant challenge to the self-proclaimed government in Hargeisa, as it becomes increasingly difficult for them to seek international recognition as a sovereign state.
The meeting in Addis Ababa signifies the determination of the Awdal region and its supporters to address the grievances of the Awdal people and work towards a more inclusive and united Somalia. Time will tell how these developments will shape the region’s future and the broader political landscape of Somalia.