The Somali Peace Rally (SPR) still keeps the believe that
the Djibouti government's peace initiative for Somalia is
aimed at attaining a lasting peace in Somalia and devising
a principled, balanced and comprehensive framework for the
resolution of all the issues that underlie Somali crisis.
also believes that the recent statements by Somali peace participants
in Djibouti are a profound manifestation of the sentiment
of the Somali people for an end to the senseless conflict
that deeply damaged the fabric of Somali society since the
collapse of Somali State in 1990.
SPR strongly believes that the Djibouti government's peace
plan could lose its majority support of Somalia and our support
if the executive office of transitional government is occupied
with corrupt top-decision-makers of former Somali authoritarian
regime, Somali warlords and their collaborators.
could follow, the SPR warns, if the Djibouti's peace plan
does not recognise or accept a federal system as the only
alternative option of a governmental form for Somali people
above an excessive power of a central government.
leaders of former authoritarian regime and Somali warlords
have wilfully inflicted various cruelties on Somali social
of or electing such unreliable individuals to the Executive
Office of the government would only weaken the transitional
government considerably and perhaps even prompt Somali people
to get trapped into another round of civil war.
believes that all necessary milestones along the road to a
sustainable peace can not be laid out by corrupt leaders of
former authoritarian regime and Somali warlords who have wilfully
misused and destroyed all the machinery of the Somali state
to promote their power and their individual interests.
inclusion of such corrupt leaders and Somali warlords in the
executive organ of transitional government, and the acceptance
of federal system could, certainly, enhance a continuing dialogue
between all parts of Somalia, a climate of political tolerance
among Somali leaders, protect human rights of all Somalis
and contribute to a sustainable peace impact.
firmly urges Djibouti government and the international community
to discourage the nomination of any corrupt leaders and warlords
to the highest decision-making offices (such as the executive
office) by the transitional government and, encourage the
peace participants to consider a federal system above an excessive
power of central government.
strongly recommends the future political leaders of Somali
transitional government and international community to give
much effort to promoting a culture of peace and reconciliation
throughout the country, and facilitating institutions with
capacity to plan and effectively manage Somalia's post-conflict
development programmes under the auspices of federal government
strongly believe that effective regional and local administrations
with autonomous policies in certain administrative sectors
(such as urban and rural management, like transport, education,
health, water supply, sewerage and waste water treatment,
solid waste disposal, energy systems and air quality) could
play a great role in the promotion of peace and in the realisation
of sustainable system in the long run.
involved in Somali civil war must seriously consider the Somali
peace participants' appeal for peace, and against war in the
country. The civil war has already resulted in the death of
thousands of innocent people, the destruction of hundreds
of homes and villages, the thefts of Somali public and private
goods by Somali warlords, and the dislocation of millions
of Somali people.