Somali ministers voted to extend the government’s mandate for another one year on Sunday, government officials told terror free somalia.
Somali cabinet ministers held a conference led by Prime minister Mohammed Abdullahi (Farmajo) today in the capital of Somalia, Mogadishu and voted to extend all the government institutions mandate one more year and scheduled to expire on august 2012.
The current mandate is scheduled to expire on August this year, while members of the parliament voted early on February this year to extend their own mandate for three years and the president and the prime minister described it as unconstitutional.
Power struggle continues in the Horn of African nation as Prime Minister Mohammed Abdullahi Mohammed sides with President Sharif Ahmed whose rival and current parliament speaker Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden is plotting an attempt to oust the president when his term comes to an end in the upcoming August.
Somalia was without functioning government since 1991 when clan warlords overthrew Siad Barre’s administration.
Warsaxaafadeed shirka golaha Wasiirada
Go’aanka Golaha Wasiirada
Muqdisho, March, 27.2011---------Shir aan caadi ahayn oo ay maanta isugu yimaadeen Golaha Wasiirrada kaasoo uu shir gudoominayay Ra’iisal Wasaaraha Xukuumada Federaalka KMG ah Mudane: Maxamed Cabdullaahi Maxamed Farmaajo loogana dooday Qorshaha Marxaladda kala guurka ah ee uu Dalka marayo.
Goluhu markuu qiimeeyay marxaladda uu dalku marayo gaar ahaan arrimaha siyaasadda, sugida amniga, iyo hawl gallada isdaba jooga ah ee ay xukuumadu kusoo celinayso xasilloonida Dalka;
Sidoo kale markuu arkay in muddadii Hay’adaha dastuuriga ee dawladda dhamaanayso bisha August 2011, qiimeeyayna wax qabadka Xukuumada mudadii yareyd ee ay shaqeynaysay, ayuu Goluhu wuxuu go’aamiyay in dhamaan hay’adaha dastuuriga ah ee dawlada FKMG ah loo kordhiyo muddo hal sano ah isla markaana doorashadii dhici laheyd August 2011 dib loogu dhigo August 2012 si loo dhamaystiro hawlaha qabyada ah ee ay ka midka yihiin kuwa hoos ku xusan:-
· Dhismo Ciidan oo Dhameystiran lehna Tiro, Tayo, Qalab & Hogaamin.
· Soo Celinta Guud ahaan Amniga Dalka ( Mudo Kooban).
· Dowlad Wanaag.
· La Dagaalanka Musuqmaasuqa.
· Dhameystirka Dastuurka Qabyada.
· Ka Saarida Dalka Nidaamka KMG & Gaarsiinta Dawlad Rasmi ah.
· Tayeynta Shaqaalaaha Dowlada & Abuurista Shaqooyin Dheeriya.
· Daryeelka Bulshada & Gaarsiinta Gargaarka.
· Dib u Dejinta Barakacayaasha.
· Dib u Heshiisiin Dhameystiran.
· Dhismaha Xisbiyada Siyaasadeed iyo Shuruucdooda
Xafiiska Afhayeenka Xukuumada
Mudane Cabdi Xaaji Gobdon
Garad Salad Hersi
Press Officer office of the Prime Minister
The Somali government has announced that it unanimously agreed to extend its mandate which expires in August for a year "to complete the unfinished tasks," a statement issued by the Somali premier's office said.
In an extraordinary meeting held on Sunday evening by the Somali Council of Ministers, Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi said the decision to extend the mandate was taken after assessing the current political and security situation in the country. "The Council decided to extend the mandate of all the constitutional institutions of the Transitional Federal Government for a period of one year," the statement said.
The Somali government also agreed to postpone presidential and legislative elections set for August until August 2012 in order to give more time to complete the unfinished tasks during the transitional period.
The government pledged to complete the formation of a national army, restoration of peace and security throughout the war ravaged east African country.
The extension of the government mandate comes after Somali parliament members controversially extended the mandate for another three years as the expiry of the current transitional period in less than five months.
Somali President Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed and the Prime Minister both opposed the parliament's move and rejected a call by Speaker of the Parliament Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden to hold elections for the parliament leadership and the presidency.
Differences have lately been growing between top Somali leaders over how to deal with the looming end of the transitional period for the government and the parliament.
A number of previous political infighting has hampered the government's efforts to deal with the three-year long Islamist insurgents that have reduced the government into a few districts in the capital and in southern part of the country.
The Somali government forces backed by thousands of African Union peacekeeping troops have been launching a major offensive against Islamist rebels who lost key areas in the capital Mogadishu and south of the country. The operation marked rare but remarkable gains for the government.