Why Cash and Connections Remain Somalia’s Most Popular Currencies. By Abukar Arman

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Why Cash and Connections Remain Somalia’s Most Popular Currencies. 

Abukar Arman

October 24, 2018| Arlaadi Online

The international apparatus that was set up to “fix Somalia” is the main hoax for keeping it perpetually broken. As long as there are corrupt Somali politicians who are eager to legitimize the current system for their personal gains, the nation will remain at the mercy of international and local predators.

Billboards during the 2017 presidential elections in Somalia promised good governance, but the election turned out to be a milestone of corruption

Billboards during the 2017 presidential elections promised good governance. Photo: AFP

In the moral version of human history – expressed in the Quran, Bible, and Torah – corruption is considered the worst reckless impulse that caused men to fall from grace. It was the betrayal of trust and loyalty for purely selfish gains.

From that perspective, the root cause of corruption is individual moral shutdown, derailment or deficiency. On the other hand, modern-day scrutiny of corruption zooms in on institutions and good governance – professional and technocratic excellence and adherence to policies and procedures.

Much of this article will be dealing with the latter perspective, though no lasting solution to corruption can be found without considering the individual aspect. This could be the reason why corruption is scandalously ever-present in every aspect of the Somali government. Read more Why Cash and Connections Remain Somalia’s Most Popular Currencies

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