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Somalia: NUSOJ Elects New leadership and Announces General Elections



Nairobi Friday 11 February 2011 SMC


Somaliweyn - Ahmed Muse Gure

The Supreme Council of the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) today (February 10, 2011) met at Sahafi Hotel International in the capital city of Mogadishu  in an extraordinary meeting  followed by the Executive Committee meeting and among other resolutions, elected a new  president and Secretary-General to lead during the transition period.

The supreme council comprising of members of the Executive committee and representative delegators from the respective regions of south and central
Somalia regions and Puntland, referring the decisions of the executive committee dated on 29 January, 2011, noting the allegations against the Secretary General which are beyond manageable levels, according to documents presented in today's meeting with list of names and money indicating that they have been given to the right beneficiaries, but investigations revealed
that none of the journalists and families received the funds and seriously taking into consideration the  provisions in the constitution under Article SEVEN; SANCTIONS OF THE MEMBER OF THE UNION, which clearly indicates the punishments due for any member who violates the constitution and  other provisions in the constitution that empowers the council for the removal of
the Secretary General  and the president under in such circumstances.  

The council vehemently decided for the removals of the Secretary General, Omar Faruk Osman with 13 votes and 14 votes for Abdirisaq Omar Ismail who was holding the president of the Supreme council.

The former Secretary General of the union, Omar Faruk Osman has been accused of extreme fraud, obtaining money from the International Federation of Journalists’ (IFJ) Safety Fund and other donors (belonging to wounded/killed journalists at 2009 Shamo Hotel bombing and money meant for widows and orphans of killed colleague journalists and others)  by false pretenses and
for over-staying in the office and for refusing to convene a General Assembly meeting on August 2008 with the help of Abdirisaq Omar Ismail, the former president of the council, in complete violation of the NUSOJ Constitution and which goes against the merits of democracy. The meeting
observed that Omar and Abdirisaq  had also become dictatorial and was not therefore serving the interest of the members but their own interest. Their continued stay at the leadership of the union has only worked to earn NUSOJ a negative name.

Therefore, Mr. Burhaan Ahmed Daahir, was elected the position of president of Supreme council with 14 votes of the council to replace Abdirisaq Omar Ismail, who was also accused of violating the constitution.  Burhaan was previously holding the position of NUSOJ Representative for Puntland.

The Supreme council discussed the behavior of Omar, which it described as not befitting of a journalist union leader, and deliberated on other issues disturbing the union such as election of new officials which was long overdue, the refusal to democratically run NUSOJ by Omar and the dwindling fortunes of the union following a massive withdrawal of donor support, which is as a result of the bad leadership lacked transparency and accountability.

The Council also announced General Elections be held within 30 – 90 days depending the availability of funds. They also called Omar Faruk Osman, the former Secretary General to hand over the union properties including the union website, that he is currently holding, with immediate effect before the due General Assembly meeting which General Elections will take place and to seek the overall funds mismanaged by Omar.

The Executive committee referring to Article Seven, under the sections of iii and iv has sanctioned the membership of Omar Faruk and Abdirisaq Omar for violating the constitution.

Taking into consideration of the Article TEN of the NUSOJ constitution, the executive committee nominated the vacant position that Omar left for Mohamed Ibrahim and elected among them Secretary General.  Mr. Mohamed Ibrahim was
elected Acting secretary General  who will run the office during the transition period.

Mr. Ibrahim, who works for the New York Times and was the union staff the last couple of years will lead the union during the transition period.

The meetings resolved to re-build the image of NUSOJ and make it appealing to donors, and to assure donors that accountability has been restored in NUSOJ through the removal of Omar Faruk and Abdirisaq Omar Ismail and that they do not need to fear anymore dealing with NUSOJ.

It also resolved to write to EAJA, FAJ and IFJ, to donors, partners, collaborators and sister unions to immediately inform them of these resolutions, including the changes.’’

The meetings concluded successfully with the spirit of solidarity to protect the freedom of expression, labour rights, democracy, accountability and transparency.

*SIGNED BY THE FOLLOWING SUPREME COUNCIL MEMBERS:*

  1. Abdiaziz Weheliye Coofle, NUSOJ Representative/Central Somalia
  2. Cudbi Suleiman Mahdi,  Gender Secretary/EC Member
  3. Cabdiqani Sheik Mohamed, NUSOJ Treasurer/EC Member
  4. Suleiman Sheik Ismail, NUSOJ Representative of South East
  5. Abdirashid Abdulle Abikar, Training Secretary/EC Member
  6. Mohamed Hussein Jimle, NUSOJ Representative  for Benadir region
  7. Said Hagaa Afrah, NUSOJ Representative for Middle Shabelle regin
  8. Abdirashid Abdullahi Haydar, NUSOJ Labor Secretary/EC member
  9. Hamdi Kediye, Executive committee member
  10. Ahmed Omar Salihi, NUSOJ South Western Representative
  11. Abdulkadir Ali Abdulle, NUSOJ Senior Vice president
  12. Burhaan Ahmed Daahir, NUSOJ (North Eastern) Puntland Representative
  13. Muktar Mohamed Atosh, NUSOJ Head of Baidoa Branch


For more information, please contact:

Mohamed Ibrahim,

Acting Secretary General,

Mogadishu, Tel: +252 61 5889930

Burhaan Ahmed Daahir, Supreme Council President elect,

Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: +254 70 2223958

Email: burhaandaahir@gmail.com  or

--
Mohammed Ibrahim,
Mogadishu, Somalia
Tel: +252 61 5889930 / +252 699 491999 / +252 62 273423

  Somaliweyn Correspondent  Ahmed Muse Gure  +254717460513 waqaca4@gmail.com



Ahmed Muse Gure  Waqaca4@hotmail.com   +254717460513



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