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PM receives Gedo Commission final report

Thursday July 22, 2021

Mogadishu (HOL) - Somali PM Mohamed Hussein Roble has received the Gedo Regional Reconciliation Commission's final report on Wednesday.

"I assure the people of Somalia that today all that remains is for President Ahmed Madobe to issue a decree to the Garbaharey district administration which has been submitted to me [with the names], and I will submit it to the president," he said.

A delegation of cabinet ministers from four regional governments - not including Jubaland - arrived in Garbaharey last week and, since then, has sat down with influential members of the community and local government.

The PM received the commission's final report and recommendations on navigating the contentious Gedo issue, which has remained a thorn in Somalia's political predicament.

Roble welcomed the report's contents as a solution to the region's security, political and social challenges.

The PM told security officials that Somali citizens travelling to the country should not be barred from entering the regions for political reasons.

Earlier this month, Abdi Ali Rage, a senior advisor to President Farmajo, was turned away from Kismayo airport by Jubaland officials. Political insiders widely purported that Rage would be vying for a federal parliamentary seat in Jubaland in the upcoming elections.

Roble also addressed parliamentary elections in Somalia's northern regions, saying he was in consultation with both Speaker of the Upper House, Abdi Hashi Abdullahi, and Deputy Prime Minister Mahdi Mohamed Guled.

The two senior federal government officials are leaders of two factions of electoral committees that are seeking to manage the election of MPs in the breakaway region of Somaliland.

"Somaliland's affairs are progressing well, and I am in the process of consulting and mediating."


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