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Speaker Jawari allows legislators to debate on motion against President Hassan Sheikh

May 08 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

In today’s parliamentary session, the Speaker of the Somali Federal Parliament has allowed for a motion against President Hassan Sheikh to pass and for legislators to call on his resignation.

The Speaker Mohamed Sheikh Osman ‘Jawari’, was presented with a letter in which stated that around 130 Members of Parliament have decided to call on the President to tender his resignation or that they will have a vote of confidence.

Legislators to motion a vote of confidence against President Hassan Sheikh

May 08 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

More than 130 Somali legislators from the Somali Federal Parliament are preparing a motion against the President of the Somali Federal Republic Hassan Sheikh Mohamud to be brought up for debate in today’s parliamentary session in Mogadishu.

Days ago, a third of the National Assembly called on the President to resign in a strongly worded letter, informing him that they will have a vote of confidence if he does not wish to tender his resignation.

Several Members of Parliament reported to Shabelle that they are committed to see positive change in the Somali government.

Legislators say they passed the resignation letter to the President

May 08 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

The President of the Somali Federal Republic and the Speaker of Parliament has accepted a motion to be passed among legislators in which they will have a vote of confidence.

Somali legislator Ahmed Mayow Abdullahi ‘Ruush’, reported to Shabelle that 40 Members of Parliament representing 115 others have sent the letter requesting the President to resign and that both of them accepted.

The lawmaker said that the President failed in implementing the ‘6 pillars’ he used in his campaign when he was elected for President.

Somali legislators call on the President to resign

May 05 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

Almost 130 legislators gathered together at a hotel in Mogadishu, they called on the Somali President Hassan Sheikh to resign in a strongly worded letter:

 

Federal Republic of Somalia

Date: 05/05/14

To: President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud – (President of the Somali Federal Republic)

CC: Mr. Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawari – (Speaker of the Somali Parliament)

CC: Ambassador Nickolas Kay – (UN Special Representative of the Secretary General)

Re: Call for resignation

Dear Mr. President,

Somali prime minister outlines 2014 work plan for parliament

May 05 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Sabahi

Somalia's Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed presented the 2014 Work Plan to parliament on Saturday (May 3rd), outlining the ways the government intends to pursue its Vision 2016 goals.

The work plan includes blueprints for establishing inclusive political processes, justice reforms, economic recovery, enhancing social services delivery, mobilising domestic revenue and boosting capacity of government institutions.

Prime Minister: “A free press is at the heart of every democracy”

May 03 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

His Excellency Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, speaking on World Press Freedom Day, said:

“On World Press Freedom day I want to reiterate my government’s steadfast commitment to a free press and freedom of speech. A free press is at the heart of every democracy and is guaranteed under the constitution.

President calls for citizens to disregard political talk

May 03 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

The President of the Somali Federal Republic, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, accused certain politicians that are against the Somali government of being enemies of peace.

Mr. Mohamud described that any individual who has a personal vendetta against the operations of the Somali Federal Government, is anti-peace element that could be classified as a terrorist.

The President at last called for the citizens to ignore claims from politicians that are criticing the Somali government.

 

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Waaberi commissioner pledged to protect the rights of citizens

Apr 30 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

Since the appointing of Waaberi district commissioner, Ahmed Mumin Mohamed spoke out for the first time about the district’s going and what his administration aims to tackle. He promised that his administration will support the rights of civilians living in Waaberi.

“Recently, the rain season in Mogadishu has started and therefore we are taking this opportunity to open the roads in the district.” Said Mr. Mohamed

Somali legislators accuse Interior Minister for not appointing suitable regional governors

Apr 30 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

Some of the Members of Parliament accused the Minister of Interior of failing in his responsibility to carry out the tasks of creating new regional administrations.

Legislator Abdirashid Mohamed Hidig, mentioned that there has been rivalry among certain stakeholders and that they are unable to agree on creating administrations.

Furthermore, another legislator Abdullahi Ali requested from the Somali Federal Government to halt potential regional governors being brought to Mogadishu for consultations.

Puntland, Somaliland leaders meet in Addis Ababa

Apr 30 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Sabahi

President of Somalia's federal state of Puntland Abdiweli Mohamed Ali met with a ministerial delegation from the Somaliland region in Addis Ababa on the sidelines of the Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa, Somalia's RBC Radio reported Wednesday (April 30th).

The meeting comes amid heightened tensions between the two regions over border disputes

Mayor Mungab replaces Yaqshid and Howl Wadag district commissioners

Apr 26 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

The Governor of Benadir & Mayor of Mogadishu, Hassan Mohamed Hussein Mungab, issued an official decree stranding the district commissioners of Howl Wadag and Yaqshid in the Benadir regon of their title.

Mr. Mungab reclaimed the official documents of the district commissioner of Yaqshid, Muhudin Hassan Jurus and the district commissioner of Howl Wadag, Mohamed Abukar Ja’far.

Cabinet approves Central Bank Governor and his deputy and discusses the establishment of regional administrations

Apr 25 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

Cabinet approves Central Bank Governor and his deputy and discusses the establishment of regional administrations

Mogadishu, April 24, 2014 – The Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia His Excellency Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed chaired the Somali Cabinet’s regular session today, during which cabinet members discussed the approval of the Governor of the Central Bank and his deputy. Members also discussed the formation of administrations in the country’s regions and districts.

Somali presidential spokesman Yarisow resigns

Apr 25 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Sabahi

Somali presidential spokesman and senior adviser Abdirahman Omar Osman Yarisow resigned from his post on Thursday (April 24th) after serving for one year, UN-funded Radio Bar-Kulan reported.

Yarisow declined to provide an explanation for his resignation and denied speculation that it was related to a disagreement with high-ranking officials.

Previously he held several positions during Somalia's transitional federal governments, including minister of information, posts and telecommunications.

 

Warta Nabada district commissioner replaced in Mogadishu

Apr 24 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

In an official handover ceremony held today in Mogadishu, Deqo Abdikadir Ahmed, former district commissioner of Warta Nabada was replaced with Yasin Nur Isse.

The ceremony was attended by officials from the Benadir regional administration and other representatives from the Somali Federal Government.

Before Deqo Ahmed handed over the title as district commissioner to Yasin Isse, she reminded the guests of all the development projects she implemented in Warta Nabada as commissioner and requested Yasin Isse to continue what she started.

Somali legislators life at risk due to NISA, says MP

Apr 23 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

A Somali legislator told Shabelle that the security forces in Mogadishu are incompetent in carrying out precautionary security measures before an explosion or the death of politicians and other high-ranking officials in the capital city.

The legislator named Abdullahi Ahmed Onko accused the National Intelligence & Security Agency of failing to secure the safety of Mogadishu and that they are unable to carry out their respective roles.

Lack of condemnation from Central Government on arrest of Somali refugees in Nairobi, says legislator

Apr 23 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

Deputy Chairman of the Parliamentary sub-committee for Foreign Affairs Mohamed Omar Dalha told Shabelle that the Somali Federal Parliament has condemned the ethnic profiling of Somalis in Nairobi as terrorists although there has been no criticism from the Prime Minister or Ministerial cabinet.

Bio-metric ID cards a must if Somalis wish to vote in 2016 polls

Apr 22 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

The Director of the Directorate of Immigration & Naturalization General Abdullahi Gafow publicized that the national bio-metric identity cards and passports are still being issued in Mogadishu.

Speaking at the National Security Conference in Mogadishu, General Gafow declared that the Somali passport has ‘no value’ if the owner of the passport has not got a national identity card.

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