Somaliland: Land Dispute On More Than Two Decades Resolved – Chief Of Justice Plays A Major Role

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Somaliland: Land Dispute On More Than Two Decades Resolved – Chief Of Justice Plays A Major Role
Prof Adam Haji Ali Ahmed, Somaliland’s Chief of Justice

“The dispute of this land has been in existence over the last twenty years. Finally, we have come to the conclusion of the case. All praise is due to God – without Him we wouldn’t have tackled such complicated case. We held fruitful conciliations that brought about this wonderful result. The land is 200 m by 200 m,” said Somaliland’s Chief of Justice.

By Gulaid Dalha

Hargeisa (Somali Commentator) After two decades of a morass land dispute, finally Somaliland’s Chief of Justice Prof. Adam Haji Ali Ahmed has terminated a complicated case of land dispute between two families and hopefully tackled the it. Located in the northern of Hargeisa, the dispute has been running for a long time, not less than two decades. Former Chief of Justice of Somaliland and courts been unable to settle or resolve the dispute over two families claiming the proprietary of a land measuring 200 square metres.

Speaking to the press, the Chief of Justice of Somaliland Prof Aadan Haji Ali stated that this long-running dispute has finally been tackled due to the efforts of the elders hailing from the two families and due to God’s will. Prof Adam said, “The dispute of this land has been in existence over the last twenty years. Finally, we have come to the conclusion of the case. All praise is due to God – without Him we wouldn’t have tackled such complicated case. We held fruitful conciliations that brought about this wonderful result. The land is 200 m by 200 m.”

Professor Adam, Somaliland’s Chief of Justice also spoke about the role which the Supreme Court played during the conciliation process. “As supreme court officials, we acted as mediators and persuaded the two families to solve the case fairly,” added by Prof Adam. Somaliland Chief of Justice also reiterated the indispensability to call for peace and stability between the citizens of this country. For instance, Prof Adam said, “As you can see, there are no policemen – what we focused on was to justly mediate between the two families.

On the other hand the Chief of Justice, Prof Adan stressed how the community today is competing to grappling for land. “We have solved the same cases several times throughout Somaliland – Laasaanood, Borama, Burao, Hargeisa and other cities. Our people are today land-oriented,” said Adam Haji, Somaliland Chief of Justice.

Similarly, the two families, plaintiffs and defendants, lauded Prof Adam’s hard work and dedication towards the Judiciary System of Somaliland which has been under highest progress ever seen in the country.

During his tenure as Chief of Justice, Prof Adam has achieved considerable number of successes. The Chief urged the members of Judiciary to speed up cases which have accumulated in courts. In terms of reaching accurate judgments, the Chief of Justice ordered the judges to execute their duties; for example, preparing for trial, case management, presiding over court proceedings, hearings, actions, sentencing, considering applications and finally giving judgments.

Somaliland Judiciary System has seen dramatic changes as a result of the recently appointed, young, dedicated professor who is currently trying to fulfill his obligations and pursuing activities for serving the nation. Somali Commentator’s Editor-in-chief, Gulaid Dalha, has recently paid a visit to the Supreme Court and saw the smooth flow of activities and of course people’s full satisfaction to the Chief of Justice. “Most of the people who I met there were lauding the Chief of Justice of Somaliland Prof Adam Haji Ali. They told me how pleased they are with his imperative hard works,” said Gulaid Dalha, the Editor-in-chief of Somali Commentator.

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