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Somali President Jaalle Maxamed Siyaad Barre

Jaalle Maxamed Siyaad Barre -


President Siad Barre Speech: The State of the Nation - 1970

1st of July, 1970

July 1st is the day when the Somali people emerged from the darkness of foreign rule and ushered in a new era of hopes and expectations, and took over the reins of their country in dignity and pride. The problems inherited from the colonial period were numerous. There was no sound economic and social plan to develop the country. There was acute unem­ployment. Political problems were rife, and the Somali nation was in a state disintegration.

The Governments which ran the affairs of our country from 1st July 1960 to 21st October 1969 have dismally failed in building a viable nation based on firm social and economic foundations. Corruption, tribalism, nepotism, injustice and em­bezzlement of funds became the order of the day and the exis­tence of the Somali nation was threatened, Revenue collected in the form of taxes from the Somali people, many of whom li­ved on a hand to mouth basis, was used for personal interests. The financial and technical assistance poured into our country by friendly states was criminally robbed from our people.

The Supreme Revolutionary Council makes no dishonest promises in seeking a mandate from you. We shall formu­late a feasible programme in which every Somali, men and women, young and old, can participate in the task of nation building so as to translate our aspirations into reality. The economic and social problems we inherited from the colonial powers and the former regimes are colossal. We must take up the challenge and by hard work help the government's efforts to succeed. This will only be possible through the cooperation and participation of the people. Let us pool our resources and energies for the progress and ever-lasting prosperity of our country.

The most pressing issue facing the Revolution is the eco­nomic problem. We fully realise that we will be judged by our economic policies, and the gains and failures we record in this field. Economic is the Central issue. On it, depends the success of the social, political and other activities of the nation. It is a simple question of bread and butter, and economic development is a matter no government can disregard.

Every one of you recognises the gravity of our economic situation today. As one of the less developed countries wea common Third World problem of neglect, discrimination and lack of interest from the so called rich nation's club of the world. We also have our special problems which could have been ame­liorated by a government which was a least aware and sensi­tive to the needs and aspirations of the people. The sad ignominious record of the defunct regime shows as a mark on our people and on our country. There is rampant poverty, hunger, mass unemployment, chronic government deficits, etc. The list of our economic ills is too familiar for me to re­peat. The defunct regime's attitude to development quest­ions and their total neglect of the people's interests is a sad chapter in the history of our country faces.


Dhunkaal - Cabdillaahi Suldaan Maxamed Timacadde

Gabaygan waxaa tiriyey Cabdillaahi Suldaan (Timacadde), waana kii labaad ee uu ciriyey intii Kacaanka dhashay. Wuxuuu yidhi:

1. Dhimasho iyo noloshaa isu jira, labada dhooloode
2. Dhako meyd markay yeelatey baa geeshku dhiidhiyaye
3. Dhurwaayada kuwii naga xidhxidhay, way na dhiciyeene
4. Dhammaantoodba waa u mahad naqnaa, kuna dhawaaqnaaye
Dhanbaallada is daba yaacaya iyo dhabaq la'aanteeda
6. Dhaantada shacbigu qaadayaa, waa dhibtii hore e
In kastoo Wasiir dhibi lahaa, jeelka lagu dheelmay
8. OO dhoorrayaashii sar sare dhababka loo jiidey
Dadku Towradduu dhawrayaa oo waa dhursugayaaye
10. Dhoobadu halkii ay fadhiday looma dhaadhicine
. Dhexda nimankii noo joogsadey ee dhaxanta noo saaray
12. Dhiigyacabyadii lam qaqaban, dhiiranaan jiraye
13. Jeeroo Maxamed loo dhisoo, dhididku hoobaano
14. Nin waliba wuxuu dhimay, ilaa dhabarka loo saaro
15. Jeeroo waxay naga dhaceen, lagaga dheemaalsho
Daarahan la dhiibsaday ilaa laga dhawaateeyo
Dhacadiidkii jeero rag badan dhawda laga saaro
18. Jeeroo rag lagu dhugtamow dhaaftay la arkaa yo
19. Dhunkaal shilinku jeeruu noqduu, dhuunta mari waayo
20. Dhabaqsiga la dayn maayo iyo dhiilkii la is ba raye
21. Dhabbaha aan soo jilay haddii laga dhabayn waayo
22. Dhutis xaalku kama baaqsadee, dhuuxa hadalkayga

(*) Cabdillaahi wuxuu yidhi, Gabaygaa waxaan tiriyey markaan arkay saraakiil siduu uu wax u wadey.


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