All Mudug Airports: Puntland Declares Ban On Galmudug‏

By Asad Cabdullahi Mataan

The clan based enclave of Puntland  has prohibited all commercial airlines to land at Galmudug Airports such as Ashaco and Bandiiradley Airports which are in the rightful control of the Galmudug government. This is a declaration of war against Galmudug. The clan based enclave of Puntland has no either the power or legal basis to stop Galmudug authorities and the people of Galmudug to use freely any of the Airports in Mudug region including the Airport of Galkacyo.

Since 1993, the clan based enclave in Garowe has been misbehaving and misusing its trust of Galkacyo Airport by harassing, killing and humiliating the Galmudug users of Galkacyo Airport but the Galmudug authorities and the people of Galmudug have been very patient for the sake of peace keeping and good neighborhood between the Galmudug and the clan based enclave of Puntland. Now the patience of Galmudug authorities and its people is thinning low and a confrontation between Galmudug and Puntland may be unavoidable unless Puntland removes its air ban on Galmudug. The airport of Galkacyo is not the property of Puntland but it is all Somalia national property but Puntland confiscated Galkacyo Airport as its property in violation of all Somalis rights over that Airport. To the surprise of many Somalia political and social observers, Puntland claimed that all Mudug region is under her domain and control and no Aircraft can land anywhere in Mudug without her permission and authorization.
To conclude, Since it was announced by the federal government and the International community to establish a unified state in Galmudug & Galgaduud regions, the clan based enclave in Garowe clearly stated its intention of sabotaging that effort of forming a unified state in Galmudug & Galgaduud regions with the falsehood claim that it controls most of Mudug and therefore it is against its territories to be part of that project of a central state in Somalia. In a net shell, Puntland has declared war on Galmudug and the authorities of Galmudug and its people must confront head on the aggression of Puntland. It is obvious that Puntland does not want peace and good neighborhood and Galmudug must deal with them the hard way. It is criminal of Puntland to harass, threat and humiliate the authorities of Galmudug and its people and now is the right time to confront the menace coming from Puntland.
By Khayre Elayow