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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.

Car bomb in Mogadishu kills a Member of Parliament

Apr 21 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

According to our correspondent Abdiaziz Mohamed Ali Hajji, a car bomb blasted this morning in Mogadishu’s Hamarweyne district.

The bomb said to be an IED, was tied to the car of Members of Parliament and unexpectedly blasted as they were driving by Hamarweyne, a district only minutes away from the presidential palace.

The explosion instantly killed Isaak Mohamed Riino, a Member of Parliament whereby four others were seriously wounded.

Hiran Governor reiterates the battle against Al-Shabaab

Apr 21 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

The recently appointed Governor of the Hiran region by the Somali Federal Government Abdifatah Hassan Afrah, affirmed that his administration will prioritize clearing all towns and districts under the region from Al-Shabaab.

The Governor stated that Al-Shabaab changed their tactics to become bandits, to steal the possessions of civilians in Hiran.

Somali parliament pushes for stricter monitoring of government spending

Apr 21 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Sabahi

After a closed session on Sunday (April 20th) attended by the speaker of the Somali parliament, his two deputies, the 15 parliamentary committee chairs and ministry officials, lawmakers said they were still unsatisfied with Ministry of Finance's budgetary accounting.

The details about last year's expenditures remain "unclear" and other requested changes to this year's budget were not included, Defence Committee Chairman Hussein Arab Isse told Sabahi after the meeting.

Lawmakers gave the ministry another week to provide the necessary information, he said.

District commissioner of Bal’ad accuses Federal Government

Apr 20 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

Osman Hadole the district comssioner of Bal’ad in Middle Shabelle, voiced strong accusation claims against the Somali Federal Government, as he reported to the BBC Somali Service.

He claimed that that almost 50 battlewagons belonging to both the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and Somali National Army attacked his house in Bal’ad.

“The soldiers attacked us without warning. Not a single person told us that they were unhappy with my administration.” Said Hadole

Bal’ad intellect requests formation of new district administration

Apr 20 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

Mohamed Weli Ugaas Hussein, and elder representing Bal’ad in Middle Shabele, featured in an exclusive interview with Radio Shabelle in Mogadishu and called upon the Somali Federal Government to appoint a new district administration for Bal’ad.

The elder strained the importance and significance of having a stable, functioning administration to deal with the needs of all the citizens living in Bal’ad.

Interior Ministry to increase their workload in 2014

Apr 19 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

Minister of Interior & Federalism for the Somali Federal Government Abdullahi Godax Barre strained that 2014 is a crucial year for the government as he vowed that his Ministry will carry out the awaiting tasks accordingly.
At a ceremony held today at the Ministry’s headquarters in Mogadishu, Land-Cruiser vehicles were being tendered to each of the Ministry’s Department Heads. Barre described the handover of the cars as a ‘much-needed gift’ for the heads. He also highlighted that the vehicles were not donated from abroad but from the Ministry’s budget.

Mayor requests support from Mogadishu residents

Apr 18 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

The Governor of Benadir & Mayor of Mogadishu General Hassan Mohamed Hussein Mungab, demanded from the residents living in Mogadishu to support his administration to prevent any further attacks from Al-Shabaab, after he alleged that some of the insurgents are present in the capital city.

Mr. Mungab openly declared that Al-Shabaab follow non-Somali traditions and that they are being used by Al-Qaeda to terrorize innocent people in Somalia.

Mogadishu Mayor orders replacement of Hamarjajab district commissioner

Apr 18 2014
Somalia
Source: 
Shabelle News

A decree was issued by the Governor of Benadir & Mayor of Mogadishu declared the change of the HamarJajab district commissioner.

Mohamed Ahmed Ali, who held the title until earlier today was stranded as district commissioner despite that his successor hasn’t been announced yet.

Hamarjajab is the latest district in Benadir to see a change in commissioner, after more than half of the other districts had their commissioners replaced too.

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