ever since its independence, elevating to new heights after the Arta in 2000.No wonder Somaliland wants its own state! I am for a unified Somalia, but Ido understand running away from mayhem. The last twelve years havecontinuously become more bizarre, as all but one of the Presidents (all men)came from one kin group, and all of the prime ministers (also all men) fromanother. Yet, Somalia has nothing tangible to show for it.In order to break this vicious cycle, and get Somalis the public services thatthey deserve, we need a new formula to govern the country. Without this,Somalia will be stuck for many generations to come, and internally andexternally displaced Somali refugees will be waiting and crying for help. These social challenges will be multiplying by the day.So what is the new formula you might ask?1-Mogadishu needs to be the capital for all. Every Somali child, no matterwhere she or he was born, has to have the dream and the chance tolead the country regardless of their kin affiliation, or the region theyare from. Mogadishu will not be rebuilt fully if all Somalis and non-Somalis who want to live there cannot call it home and know theirprivate property will be protected by law. Individuals will not freelyinvest in Mogadishu until they know her/his return of investment willmaterialize in a reasonable time frame and predictable manner.Cosmopolitan Mogadishu is the only way for the city to retain its gloryand its status of being the undisputed, beloved, and lovely capital cityof Somalia. Otherwise, it will lie in ruins and be home for internallydisplaced people for many years to come.2-The new president, his prime minister, the cabinet, and above all thenew parliament need to lead the way to flush out the new rules forSomalia’s federal system with the honest consultation of all regions -with Somaliland and Puntland being on the top of the list. Puntlandactually is a regional state of Somalia, and has the most land currentlyunder one rule in Somalia. So Ignoring Puntland is peril for every leaderof the country. Puntland needs, as it did before, to help the Somali-Federal government to create the new constitution based on powersharing between regional states and the federal government. All otheraspiring regional states should get the help they need to governthemselves without interference or manipulation by regionalneighboring counties and others actors in Somalia.3-The Somali Diaspora holds promise for Somalia. But first we need tosettle wherever we find refuge and make it a better for place for ourfamily and the community. Then, it is our obligation to challenge thestatus quo and hold others accountable, starting with our own kinpeople’s assumptions about other Somalis. Also, we need to supportgood governance across the board. Institutions make a difference - notindividuals!