|H.E Dr.Abdiweli Mohamed Ali pm& Formor Somali Prime Minister H.E Mohamed A. Mohamed (Farmaajo)Mogadishu, Wednesday 29 June 2011) Under the supervision of the AMISOM Coordinating Mechanism, Administrators from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) have been this week paying TFG soldiers $200 each at a pay parade in Mogadishu.under the leadership of Former Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo Military personnel will get top priority |
Regular monthly payment continue under the new government. Security will be one of the top priorities for the new government. Outgoing Under The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, Hon Abdihakim Mohamud Fiqi, said:“The payment of stipends will continue as we seek to improve the welfare of our soldiers. This will keep morale high as we continue to defeat the Al Shabaab extremists and their backers. We are very grateful for the support of the international community in this matter and believe that the progress we are making speaks for itself.” Before being handed the money, soldiers queue to confirm their identity and then leave a fingerprint on a registration sheet to prove that they have been paid.The Newly approved Somali prime minister on Tuesday proclaimed that his government will keep on battling against what he called terrorists in Somalia.Dr. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali made the announcement while delivering an address to the parliament before his final approval.He said that the nation is in a very perilous situation, adding that they are needed to act rapidly to face the challenges ahead.Somalis are facing prolonged civil war, bad humanitarian situation, terrorists and drought, said the prime minister.He said in the days to come, he will have consultations and deliberations with the parliament and key figures in the society to form new effective governmentm . new Prime Minister Abdiweli “I made a promise to continue the good work of Previous Administration and we will take care of our our service men and women and All government employees - END -
The Dangerous Road Ahead
Part of the agreement on cabinet appointments states: “...while ensuring the new government reflects the 4.5 formula for power sharing. These appointments will be done in the spirit of collaboration and mutual confidence between the leaders of the TFIs (Transitional Federal Institutions) in accordance with their respective mandates.”
The speaker has insisted on extending the number of ministers from 18 to 27 to distribute positions to some of his supporters - a move in the opposite direction after ousted premier Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo last year slashed the number of ministers from 39. After failing to secure crucial dockets for his close allies, the speaker suggested that some of the ministries be split into two to have part of the government under his control. The president is said to have refused any attempts to by the speaker to have him choose the positions he wants in the cabinet.
Lawmakers close to the speaker told tf.sf that the president was not honoring the Kampala Accord, which insists cabinet appointments should be done in the spirit of collaboration and mutual confidence between the leaders of the TFIs. The lawmakers complain that Sheikh Sharif wants to disregard the accord. “The president is insisting that the premier should be left alone to appoint a cabinet that will easily work with him,” one of the lawmakers allied to the speaker told tf.sf on condition of anonymity.According to the lawmaker, if the demands of the speaker get consideration, a total of 25 ministers will be appointed, of which 6 would be supporters of the Speaker. However, anotherlawmaker who belongs to the speaker’s clan told terror fre somalia that Sharif Hassan’s problem was just Farmajo, who was forced to resign under the illegal and dangerous Kampala Accord.
“The speaker had an issue with Farmajo only and he should now be comfortable as Farmajo is gone,” the lawmaker said.Political analyst Abdiwahab Sheikh Abdisamad believes that the new premier is facing a challenge of entertaining the political squabbles of the president and the speaker or maintaining the straight standard set by his predecessor. “If he appoints a bloated cabinet with ‘unfriendly’ members indirectly appointed by the speaker, he will not perform well,” Abdisamad told terror free somalia. “The Somali people are also expecting him to continue from where Farmajo left off.”Abdisamad also believes the speaker is a worried man after widespread protests backing Farmajo and condemning Aden for his back-room dealings broke out in the wake of the illegal and dangerous Kampala Accord.“The speaker fears if he continues to pursue his political ambitions in the current manner, he will be isolated,” Abdisamad said. He believes the speaker will hold back his political demands for now until the situation calms down.
Speaker fears losing control of parliament
Abdiweli was approved overwhelmingly in parliament, with 437 votes in his favor, despite the fact that Aden is unhappy the new man is a Farmajo ally who, like his predecessor, is a highly educated Somali-American. The strength of the vote is being taken as a sign that Sheikh Sharif, who met lawmakers and clans prior to the vote, is working hard to win over parliament, which Aden has essentially controlled.
President Sheikh Sharif even appeared to be empowering the lawmakers when he gave his speech after Abdiweli was approved.
“The Kampala Accord cannot be implemented without the approval of parliament,” he said.
Abdisamad said the president was trying to prove himself as a person who supports parliament.
“The president is well aware how the accord was signed,” Abdisamad said. “He is just making the MPs comfortable and wants their support to approve the new cabinet."
Abdiweli also appealed to parliament to approve his cabinet when he makes the appointments, and promised to appoint experienced and professional members in his cabinet. Some analysts believe he can accommodate qualified ministers from the speaker’s clan, who are able to work with him to end the squabbles.
PM visits port of Mogadishu Accepts donations from UAE
Booqashadii Ra’iisul Wasaaraha Soomaaliye uu ku tegey Dekedda Muqdisho
(Muqdisho, Arbaco 29ka June 2011):
Ra’iisul Wasaaraha Soomaaliya Dr Abdiweli Mohamed Ali ayaa maanta kormeer shaqo ku tegey dekedda Muqdisho, halkaas oo uu kula wareegay mucaawano isagu jirta raashin iyo gaadiid ay dowladda Isu-tagga Imaaraadka Carabta (UAE) u soo dhiibtay shacabka soomaaliyeed.
Ra’iisul Wasaaraha oo goobtaas ka hadlay ayaa hadalkiissii waxuu ahaa sidan:
Aad iyo aad baan ugu faraxsanahay inaan maanta kormeer shaqo ku soo gaaro Dekedda Muqdisho, oo ah goobta ugu muhiimsan ee dhaqaalaha dalka. Farxad weyn bey ii tahay inaan arko mas’uuliyiinta iyo shaqaalaha Dekedda oo gudanaya waajibaadkooda qaran.
Sida aan halkan uga jeedaan dalka aan wallaalaha nahay ee Isu-tagga Imaaraadka Carabta (United Arab Emirates) ayaa shacabka soomaaliyeed ugu deeqay mucaawanadan aad u jeedaan. Anigoo ku hadlaya magaca dowladda iyo kan shacabka soomaaliyeedba aad iyo aad baan uga mahadcelineynaa wallaalaheen Isu-tagga Imaaraadka Carabta (UAE) sida ay noo soo xasuusteen, isla markaana ay mucaawanadan noo soo gaarsiiyeen waqti xasaasi ah oo shacabka soomaaliyeed ay aad iyo aad ugu baahanyihiin. UAE waa dal aan xiriir qotodheer leenahay, isla markaana aan ganacsiga ugu badan ay soomaalida ka sameyso.
Ma aha markii ugu horreysey ee ay dowladda Isu-tagga Imaaraadka Carabta ay mucaawano soo gaarsiiyaan shacabka soomaaliyeed, waxeyna markhaati ka tahay sida ay noo xasuusanayaan waqtiga aan ugu baahi badanahay. Waxaan u caddeyneynaa wallaalaheen UAE in mucaawanadii ay shacabka u keeneen si toos ah loo gaarsiin doono shacabka ugu baahida badan.'
Accepts donations from UAE
Waxaan sidoo kale u mahadcelinayaa shaqaalaha iyo maamulka dekedda oo ay ku jiraan shaqaalaha furdooyinka iyo turubataariyada booliska oo runtii la dagaalay musuqmaasuqa. Waxaana ku dhiiri gelineynaa inay sii wadaan dadaaladooda.
- DHAMAAD -
Garad Salad Hersi
Communication Director, of the Prime Minister