HARGEISA-(MaraviPost)-The hot-headed Foreign Affairs Minister Eisenhower Mkaka who chartered a Malawian Airlines plane to Somaliland is in that country to get millions of dollars for himself and a few government officials which will result in Malawi establishing diplomatic relations with the newly created Somaliland.
We can reveal that Mkaka chartered the plane so that he does not have problems with immigration officials in other countries if he were to fly commercial.
A top government official revealed that Mkaka will have no problems bringing contraband into the country because of the charter plane.
“He is going there to get money, lots of it for himself and a few other cronies in government. That’s the truth. In the end we will be told that Malawi has established diplomatic relations with Somaliland,” said the Capital Hill official.
Insiders said this is not the first time Mkaka has been pocketing bribes since becoming Foreign Affairs Minister six months ago.
He is said to have collected US$900,000 from the Indian government to make sure that the statue of former Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi is erected in Lilongwe after it faced resistance from Malawians in Blantyre including a court order stopping the exercise.
The Malawian Airlines canceled all their flights and gave the only plane they have to Mkaka to travel to Somaliland.
Malawia Airlines does not fly to Somaliland which has nothing that will significantly benefit Malawi.
This is the first time in the history of the country where a mere cabinet minister would charter a plane leaving commercial passengers stranded.
Mkaka is also involved in the escape of self styled Prophet Shepherd Bushiri from South Africa a few weeks ago.
He was pictured with Bushiri aides at a Hotel in South Africa where he received payment to help Bushiri escape South Africa where he is answering fraud charges.
Somaliland Republic bilateral approach
Somalia, apparently rubbed the wrong way by the increasing visibility of the Somaliland Republic and the belated realization of its geopolitical importance in the region, severed ‘diplomatic relations’ with Kenya in a statement it released at an ungodly hour on Saturday (esmall hours of Sunday morning).
The Villa Somalia action met with a cool and mature response on the Kenya side which advised a more responsible study of affairs on the Somalia-Kenya relations, announcing that it would set up a committee to follow up on new developments.
The Republic of Somaliland, which had been enjoying peace, stability and a high-degree of developed democracy on its own for the past thirty years unlike its tumultous past partner, Somalia, to the south, appears to have attracted and held the attention regional giants such as Kenya and Malawi as well as other diplomatic partners such as Taiwan.
The United Kingdom, Ethiopia, and Djibouti, too, have representative offices in the capital, Hargeisa.
The rash reactions of Mogadishu, on another level, never failed to amuse tweeters.whenever Somaliland gained an inch.
Other Tweets highlighted how why Somalilanders were so delighted with Africa waking up to its over 60 years of 30-year Italian Somalia domination, first, followed by persection and pillaging, and another 30-year world intransigence to its right to withdraw from a failed union.
During the latter thirty years, Somaliland built a modern state complete with executive, legislative and judicial councils, security branches, coast guard, army, and own passport, currency, flag, and national anthem.
It effected at least six 1Person-1Vote elections upon which results the national constitution was passed and three presidents changed places which Somalia has no hope of achieving any on same democratic platforms upto this late date.
Instead, Somalia still continues on its robbing spree on common resources earned after the 1960 ill-fated merger and to attempt block every developmental or diplomatic Somaliland move since 1991.