PEAK:: PROCESS :: PERFORMANCE ::™
19th December 2007
We will give you a brief summary of the legal
case that we have lodged with the
Puntland High Court recently (Dated 11th December 2007), that has
copies to the TFG, the Council of Elders, The Puntland
Parliament. The case is
still in the courts and we would not like to deal much in the
We look at the following main issues:
1. Contract and International Law and in particular "force Majeure"
"Nationalization" when can that be done?and who should own the
assets? and how do you get out of "force majeure"? and was
that done legally by the Puntland Government or the TFG?
2. Who owns the rights to Land ownership and concessions for Natural
3. Competition and Monopolities Law - how transparent was the
that was given to Consort Pty Ltd when Dr.Ali Abdullahi showed
interest in the
Resources of Puntland even before Consort Pty.Ltd that farmed-in to
Resources and then latter to CANMEX that has latter changed name to
Ltd. The Chronology of events for Dr.Ali Abdullahi's Amsas
Consulting goes back
to 1996, while that of Consort,Range Resources and African Oil
started only 2
years ago. African Oil Corporation that is a vehicle for
the Lundins is also on the spot light for
circumvention of contract.
4.Lastly, what have these companies done for the last 3 years?
Amsas Consulting (an Australian company that is owned by me) did not
go for any
concessions in Puntland since it tried to respect the "force majeure"
declared by original concession holders in late 1980's.Dr.Ali
advocating and petitioning the courts that for real ownership to be
the Government or with an Indegenous company that is registered and
Somali (PUNTLANDERS). International companies can be
invited latter when
Somalia's Federal Government that has International recognition
comes out of
its political challenges by 2009, when we hope a constitution will be
The amounts involved in the case runs into the Billions of Dollars.
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