BELET HAWO (GEDO-JUBBALAND (TF.SF) – Somali official in Gedo region says that they are planning to form new autonomous states in southern Somalia.
Mohamoud Sayid Adam, a Somali lawmaker, on Tuesday said in an exclusive interview with Shabelle Media Network that talks to form the new states in southern Somalia had been going on in Dolow district in Gedo region for past days.
He said that the formation of new autonomous states will be inclusive as all local clans will participate in the process.
He said they don’t recognize the existence of the newly formed administration of Azania.
On the other hand, he said they are planning to drive out Al shabaab fighters from southern Somali regions.
In the past, Somali officials in Gedo region have several times said they would soon purge Al shabaab from the region but no move was made so far except the previous push in parts of Gedo and Lower Jubba regions which are close to Kenya and Ethiopia.