its true that Bryden’s wife is a Somalilander and he is a Somaliland secessionist enclave passport holder.
Pess Release: PM Abdiwali A. Gaas denies allegations of corruption
Office of the PM
“Monitoring group report provided evidence how the Prime Minister regularly sends letters to custom authorities requesting tax exemptions for companies or individual that he claims provide service to TFG.”
As a matter of fact SEMG report does not say so. It says as follows: “30. Both the Ministry of Finance and the OAG provide poor quality reporting of TFG expenses. Not all expenses are registered, and the Monitoring Group has obtained evidence demonstrating how the Office of the President and successive Prime Ministers send letters to custom authorities requesting import tax exemptions for individual or companies that have provided services or goods to the TFG.” Prime Minister Abdiwali Gaas categorically denies ever issuing tax exemption letters on behalf of individuals or companies under false pretenses, and cannot speak for successive prime Ministers.
“The report further alleges that another million from the Government of South Sudan is unaccounted and the Prime Minister’s office took its cut. The report alleges that “In early 2012, South Sudan donated, through Price Waterhouse Coopers, US$1 million to support TFG reconciliation efforts in Somalia’s newly liberated areas. A senior TFG official confirmed to the Somalia-Eretria Monitoring Report (SEMG) that the TFG did indeed receive the US$1 million from South Sudan.59 According to internal TFG documents obtained by the SEMG, the PM instructed the Finance Ministry to disburse the funds directly to individual government officials, MPs and political figures, including US$121,700 to his own office.”
- The Prime Minister has spearheaded various reports in
uncovering graft including co-operating with The Monitoring Group in the
compilation of its report.
- The Prime Minister instituted an Anti-Corruption Task Force that is currently operational.
- The SEMG reports variously refer the Joint Management
Finance Board. It is worth noting that the JMFB is the brain child of
the Prime Minister. He championed it during the period he was a Cabinet
Minister and helped turn it into a reality during his tenure as Prime
- The Prime Minister has opposed the release of printed moneys in Sudan pending the institution of proper sound monetary policy, a fact corroborated in the SEMG report.
Diraac Salaad Fagaase
Communication Director, office of the PM