Somalia: Puntland President ponders dissolving Eyl district council
GAROWE, Somalia, July 23, 2015 (Garowe Online)-The President of Somalia’s Puntland Government, Abdiweli Mohamed Ali is pondering a plan to dissolve Eyl municipal council as disbanded city councils of the capital, Garowe and Bossaso are likely to pose obstacles, Garowe Online has learned.
Eyl town council’s mandate will expire by June 2016 and no internal dissension involving municipality has been reported of.
Presidency sources further noted that moves are underway for the appointment of interim mayor for historic Eyl coastal town.
With the exception of Gardo, Ali replaced mayors and Governors of Bari and Nugal regions in May and early June respectively.
The sacking spurred doubts over how developmental projects can materialize without representative city councils.
Delay in the structuring of new councilors for Bossaso and Garowe has already come to light as deadline of key development programmes is drawing closer.
International partners have been assisting Puntland in efficiency and responsiveness of local governance since 2006.
Garowe Online will keep you posted on the latest developments in district council crises