A revolution is needed

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Merchant of Mogadishu

From Pella to Pattala, then back to Babylon
A cultural revolution is needed to destroy the corruption that is rife within our government.

Corruption is one of the sole reasons why our nation is still not able to fight against Al Shabaab properly, since we can't pay or even develop our armies sufficiently. We can't improve the economy or infrastructure due corruption, how much money for development has instead gone into the pockets of odayaal?

This Cultural Revolution must start with the SFG in Xamar, then spread out into the equally corrupt federal states.

Qabyaalad and corruption must be weeded out to create a better nation.



Seeker of knowledge and truth
I always have said the Somali culture is rotten to the core no amount of money or aid whatever will not change the situation on the ground the people must change their outlook on life and WORK to achieve a common goal
Corruption is not endemic to Somali culture or something. Every country is plagued by it and it takes extreme effort and strong institutions to get out of it.

According to a 2017 survey study, the following factors have been attributed as causes of corruption:
  • Higher levels of market and political monopolization
  • Low levels of democracy, weak civil participation and low political transparency
  • Higher levels of bureaucracy and inefficient administrative structures
  • Low press freedom
  • Low economic freedom
  • Large ethnic divisions and high levels of in-group favoritism (Muh quabiil anyone?)
  • Gender inequality
  • Low degree of integration in the world economy
  • Large government size
  • Low levels of government decentralization
  • Former French, Portuguese, Belgian or Spanish colonies have been shown to have greater corruption than former British or Dutch colonies
  • Resource Wealth
  • Poverty
  • Political instability
  • Weak property rights
  • Contagion from corrupt neighboring countries
  • Low levels of education
  • Low Internet access

Corrupt gain > Penalty Γ— Likelihood of being caught and prosecuted
R. Klitgaard postulates that corruption will occur if the corrupt gain is greater than the penalty multiplied by the likelihood of being caught and prosecuted.
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