Today from Hiiraan Online:  _
Somalia's federal government delays NCC Summit over technical issues

Saturday April 20, 2024

MOGADISHU (HOL) — The federal government has postponed the National Consultative Council (NCC) summit, formerly scheduled to commence in Mogadishu on Saturday, following the withdrawal of two regional leaders from attending the meeting, reports say.

A statement from the office of the Prime Minister confirmed the summit's cancellation, citing technical reasons, and announced its postponement for a brief period.

According to sources, the decision to postpone the meeting is a direct result of a fresh and significant political dispute involving leaders of two regional governments, who were previously aligned with the federal government.

The summit was anticipated to address counter-terrorism efforts and finalize the country's constitution.

However, it is noteworthy that the Puntland regional state had already declined participation in the summit, citing its non-recognition of the federal government. Puntland Minister of Information Mohamud Aydid Dirir emphasized that Puntland would only negotiate constitutional matters if the federal government adhered to legal frameworks.


Click here