Nomadic values are only helpful when the only thing you have is your clan. Need help settling a land dispute? Your clan got your back.Somalis have nomadic values, there is no way a Somali is going to allow another clan take sole control of it's affairs. It was the problem that was inherited from colonialism. You simply cant all of a sudden take a group of people who lived separately and ruled themselves and dump them in one city and say agree on a system. The only way this system will work is you will need to seek external enemies(colonialist, ethiopians, kenyans, americans, russians) you will forever need an external enemy to keep them united. Like Genghis Khan did for the mongols, he knew the only way he could unite his people was to focus their energies on other 'nations' but guess what? eventually what happens if you conquer all your enemies and have no enemies to focus on and your the remaining power? you turn on each other. We tried that route of uniting ourselves on external enemies and we know external enemies won't exist forever. It will lead to three outcomes. 1. You beat them and if you do that then you have no enemy to unite you..2. They beat you and you are finished. 3. Be in a stalemate like ethiopia-eritrea and have your stability rely on that. Not the greatest insurance for centralism.
Federalism is definitely the way forward, I can just point to how our clans live federally to support that claim. To say you want to go against that and create the 1960 utopia(which it really wasn't). You dont need to point to other countries but just go back into Somali history and you can clearly see they were federal, I say federal cause they shared a system (xeer), if they didn't have a xeer that would make them completely separate countries. Their xeer didn't stipulate all power, wealth, influence is going to be located in one place for all tribes. They lived autonomously but had a shared legal structure, land structure, water structure. You could say the only thing that was shared among them was legal things and infrastructure(resources). There was absolutely nothing else that was shared and in-fact I think nothing else should be shared.
These nomadic values will disappear as soon as the government actually does their job and sets up institutions. But if this government is essentially your clan then they will continue to persist. Then fast forward into the future and the clans have outgrown eachother and then the same problems pop up.
Nomadic values are outdated and seen as savage ways in most successful nations. You're not supposed to appease them but make them go away.
The Hobyo-Gaalkacyo road is being funded by the Habar Gidir but it will be paved thanks to Mogadishu.Prince Hobyo do u really think you would be building a road to hobyo and a port if you relied on Mogadishu?. The fact the development that is occuring around somalia is enough proof that federalism works. We see tangible results. We seen centralism results 1991-2004. If that isn't enough for u. Then I question if you want to see somalia at peace or not.
If Somalia goes back to centralism, this country should disintegrate totally. It's heading back to 15 failed conferences since 91 till 2004, I would urge PL to declare secession then because it is absolutely pointless then remaining in a country that wants to go back 'failed' processes.
I firmly believe slowly centralizing power into Mogadishu will be for the better, but only with capable leaders and with an actual democratic process.
I do know the the current currency crisis is due to decentralization, but as the current Finance Minister Beyleh is looking to properly centralize the economy I'm hoping it will be fixed.