Somalia: Puntland President addresses Parliament 10 Jul 10, 2012 - 7:52:34 AM
GAROWE, Somalia July 9 2012 (Garowe Online) – Puntland President Abdirahman Mohamed Farole gave the Puntland Parliament a detailed summary about his foreign trips, Garowe Online reports.
President Farole addressed the Puntland parliament on Monday, about what the Puntland delegation encountered while on their 2 month trip abroad.
Puntland Dr.Farole ,Vice President Gen.Shire and Speaker of Parliament Abdirashid Photo(Garowe Online)
“The Puntland delegation had many achievements while we were abroad, and our encounters which the parliament had been following, were very productive,” said President Farole.
Among the places the Puntland delegation visited was Jijiga, the capital of the Somali region in Ethiopia. President Farole speaking about the trip to the region said that he gained a lot of new ideas from their government and had seen extensive progress in the region.
“Our trip to Jigjiga was very rewarding; we agreed to work closely in terms of coordination, cooperation and business. There is an extensive amount of development and construction in Jijiga and in that region.”
“We gained from our visit to Jijiga that there is a great amount of collaboration within their government allowing them to tackle their problems collaboratively” said President Farole addressing parliament in Garowe.
The president also focused on the economy encouraging businesses and government to work together on the development of Puntland.
The President went on to talk about the agreements by signatories to forward the Roadmap and end the transitional government and called all Somalis to unite and successfully end the peace process on schedule.
“We need unity, effort and determination to leave behind the troubled times of Somalia and enter a new era,” said President Farole.
The Puntland Parliament passed a Political party act earlier this week and President Farole signed the act into law. The act will now allow the organization of political parties if they meet the required constituents to become an official party in Puntland.