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Parliamentarians temporarily postpone motion against Interior Minister

May 12 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

Somali Members of Parliament (MPs) as usual, convened today for their daily session at the National Assembly in Mogadishu. Mahad Abdalla Awad, the second deputy parliament speaker announced that the motion against the Interior Minister will be delayed until further notice.

In yesterday’s sitting, over 65 MPs brought forward a motion to the second deputy speaker of parliament requesting that lawmakers hold a vote of confidence for the Minister of Interior & Federalism, Abdullahi Godax Barre.

MPs contemplate whether to motion against Interior Minister

May 12 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

Over 65 Members of Parliament yesterday submitted a motion against the Minister of Interior & Federalism Abdullahi Godax Barre, who in their opinion has breached several articles in the provisional constitution.

The legislators requested from the Speaker of parliament whether parliament can review whether Mr. Barre is suitable enough to continue as Interior Minister after lawmakers accuse him of appointing district and regional administration without the consent of local residents.

Peace & Democracy party chairman calls on elders to stay away from politics

May 12 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

The chairman of the Peace & Democratic political party Abdullahi Sheikh Hassan said that the traditional clan elders and intellectuals that are protesting the motion against President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud to not being ousted in a vote of confidence, should steer well clear from politics as political affairs or disputes should be resolved by Members of Parliament.

Mr. Hassan added that the motion was prepared by the Somali legislators in parliament and that they alone get the final say on whether the President will face a vote of confidence or not.

Lawmakers bring forward a motion to oust Interior Minister

May 11 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

The Minister of Interior & Federalism Abdullahi Godax Barre was recently summoned by Somali lawmakers to the National Assembly building in Mogadishu to answer a few questions regarding the formation of district and regional administrations for areas liberated from Al-Shabaab in Somalia.

In today’s session, over 65 Members of Parliament (MPs) have brought forward a motion to have a vote of confidence against Abdullahi Godah Barre, the Minister of Interior & Federalism. The second Deputy Speaker was chairing the session with 128 legislators in attendance.

Marka district commissioner strands Shalanbod commissioner of his title

May 11 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

The district commissioner of Marka in the Lower Shabelle region Mohamed Ali Yarisow, has reported to Shabelle that he has declared a new commissioner for the Shalanbood town after stranding the current one of his title.

Mr. Yarisow has said that Shalanbod town falls under the Marka district and for that reason, he has power to name a new commissioner.

Furthermore, the commissioner of Shalanbod Nur Osman said that the government gave him the title and that only they have the power to replace him.

 

Autor: Maalik Eng

Minister of Nat. Securits calls on legislators to give the President a ‘chance’

May 10 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

The Minister of National Security Abdikarim Hussein Guled, spoke to the BBC Somali Service in the UK and called on Somali legislators to give the President one more chance to prove himself.

Mr. Guled said that calling on President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud to resign needs to be done according to the constitution as he (the President) is the senior politician of state.

“I am asking the Somali Parliament to allow the government to change tactics as it only has a little time left and that the lawmakers stop creating tension.” Said the Minister of National Security.

 

Prime Minister denies he met with certain clans in Lower Shabelle

May 10 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

The Prime Minister of the Somali Federal Republic Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, has pledged that his government is committed in supporting the citizens in Lower Shabelle to stop all Al-Shabaab movements in the region, he said after a short trip to Marka and Qoryole.

Mr. Ahmed also added that the co-allied Somali National Army and African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) will flush out the terrorist insurgents from strategic strongholds in Lower Shabelle region including Barawe.

Civil society convene in Mogadishu and call on the President to resign

May 09 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

A meeting was held today in Mogadishu in which legislators, clan elders, intellectuals and peace-builders participated in. Members of the society welcomed the motion against President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud calling on him to tender his resignation.

Nur Bocor Jeelle, the chairman of the House of Hawiye said at the meeting that the President failed in his leadership and in that case he should resign as soon as possible.

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.

Mohamud calls for dialogue as lawmakers demand his resignation

May 08 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Sabahi

All Somalis have the right to express their political views, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said Wednesday (May 7th), responding to lawmakers' calls for his resignation.

"I respect the views of every Somali, whether a politician or a civilian," Mohamud told reporters at Mogadishu's Aden Adde International Airport upon his return from an official visit to the United Arab Emirates according to Radio Mogadishu. "Let the views be expressed at a proper place. I will welcome everyone who has an opinion that will help us build Somalia."

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.

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.

 

Autor: Maalik Eng

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

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