Somalia: President Farole returns from Galkayo 29 Mar 29, 2012 - 12:27:46 AM
GAROWE, Somalia Mar 28 2012 (Garowe Online) - Puntland President Abdirahman Mohamed Farole returned to the capital Garowe after attending Col. Abdullahi Yusuf's funeral in Galkayo, Radio Garowe reports.
After attending former President Abdullahi Yusuf's funeral he and signatories of the Garowe Principles and Mogadishu Roadmap met to amend and monitor the progress of implementation of the signed agreements. One notable change was the decrease in members of the National Constituent Assembly (NCA) from 1000 to 825. President Farole and other signatories also agreed to for traditional leaders chosen to select the NCA members to meet on April 25.
President Farole and his delegation who spent 4 days in Galkayo spent the last two days meeting with district authorities, religious leaders, community elders and civil society groups from Galkayo and Mudug region.
President Farole returned to Garowe late Wednesday afternoon but before heading to the presidential palace Speaker of Parliament Abdirashid Mohamed Hersi gave the president and his delegation a tour of the construction site of the new parliament. The new parliament is scheduled to be ready to host a parliamentary meeting in which a new constitution is to be voted on.