In every sovereign society, there is the head, in Burji tribe he is called ‘Womm’, deputized by ‘Daina’, spiritualized by ‘Gann’, and represented in all clan(goss) by ‘Woonee’. There is also counsel of elders called ‘Anshiiya gors ‘, their work is to advise, counsel and judge the community, through the help of ‘ Bitaanachi’ the electoral process other elected leaders are chosen, such leaders are; ‘jaalaabba’ (financier) and ‘Haayo'(head of military ).
In short, the list of Burji political system is as elaborate as this; since they ditched ‘Gaada’ system of government.
1. Woomm………. King, mostly from Guul region or leemoo.
2. Daina…………… regional deputies from Guuba and Shayshaaye
3. Gaann………… Spiritual leader performs prayers of all kind to ‘Hillale Waacchii’ (Heavenly Being) and all sort of spiritual duties
4. Woonee ……….. Head of individual clan
5. Gorsiiya ainsh ………. counsel of elders
6. Bitaanach …………….. Head of elections and transitions of leaders
7. Haayo ……………. head of youths and military
8. jaalaabba ………… financiers, this is got through wealth
All these posts were prepared by two great leaders Haburra and Dirribo in the 14th century hence the system is called ‘haburraya dirrbat hirb’, before then Burjis used to be governed through Gaada system still followed by our good neighbors Boranas, that’s why most of the earliest Borana abagadas are pure Burjis, their names are timeless testimonials, you can ask for lists from your Borana friends.