marexan ran to gedo in the civil war that is why it was never builtYes Gedo is underdeveloped for now however alx Gedo and Jubbaland as a whole is on the right track Gedo never had the luxury of Siad Barre building it a highway the snakes through the whole gobol or building it a deep water sea port starting from scratch isn't easy especially without the foundation in place keep your ignorance to a minimum and tread lightly lest we forget
Nugaal is the most water rich gobolGedo is the most water rich gobol in all of Somalia. If Gedo ever gets some level of irrigation development, it will make all of the Shabelle valley from Beledweyn to Sablaale look like nothing. Marehan as a clan will matter more and more in Somali politics in the coming years. This is why the best investment you can make in Somalia today, imo, is to buy farmland In the floodplain between Luuq and Dolow.
Diaspora are already starting large irrigation projects in Doolow.
Garre live in NFD/Ethiopia, they don't have much of a presence in Somalia. Only few refugees who fled from conflicts with Oromos but they are far from being the majority in Ceel-Waq.It is simple because Gedo is not 1 clan based region but diverse one. For example the district capital of Ceel Waaq district (Ceel Waaq aka God's well) is majority Garre while the Dir have a strong presence in Luuq. There is also a large Rahanweyn population in Bardheere district.
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Clan Analysis: Gedo Marehan: The Marehan in Gedo Region include the guri and galti who have often been divided into competing political groups. The definition and classification of guri and galti varies in different parts of Somalia. Historically, the majority of Somalis were nomadic pastoralists moving throughout the region in search of fresh pastures for their livestock. Marehan clans first migrated to the area now referred to as Gedo Region in the nineteenth century. Guri Marehan communities developed traditional leadership systems and customs in peaceful co-existence with neighbouring clans. Dir: Dir sub-clans are primarily found in Luuq District. Marehan and Dir sub-clans were at peace until they fought in Galgaduud following the creation of a new district designated for Dir clans in territory traditionally considered Marehan. The conflict was resolved but tensions remain and are related to control of Luuq. Dir sub-clans are strong supporters of the southern ASWJ force and have historical alliances with various Ogaden, Rahanweyn, and Garre communities. Garre: Garre (Rahanweyn) sub-clans are primarily found in El Wak District. Garre-Marehan tensions are profound and driven by competition for control and ownership of El-Wak town. Tensions are most pronounced in El Wak where the Garre are a majority in the town though a minority in the district. Traditionally Garre and guri Marehans sub-clans have had stronger relations compared to those with galti Marehan sub-clans. In July 2005 the largely Marehan-based Juba Valley Alliance under Barre Hiraale seized El Wak town from the Garre. The Garre-Marehan Peace Agreement of 2005, brokered with support from Kenya, led to the withdrawal of the Marehan militia. This agreement has been respected and enforced by traditional elders and religious leaders from both clans.