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Somali Cabinet rejects newly created districts
Bar Kulan
Friday, August 10, 2012

The cabinet has overwhelmingly agreed to reject newly created districts in the country calling it unconstitutional and unprocedural.

The cabinet says it was not consulted during the elevation of small towns to district status, declaring them null and void.

This comes after several statements from the office of the president has in the recent past elevated small towns in Middle Shabelle, Bay and Bakol regions to district levels.

The decision to reject these newly created districts was reached at a session in Mogadishu under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali on Thursday afternoon.

The cabinet said the creation of such district will jeopardize good governance and reconciliation process and instead called for restrain in making similar decrees during this time of heightened political temperature in the country.

It however declared illegal all districts created between 1st July 2011 and 31 August 2012.
Source: Bar Kulan


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