Somalia: Federal cabinet endorses three key commissions


MOGADISHU, Somalia, May 8, 2015(Garowe Online)-Federal Government of Somalia’s Council of Ministers endorsed three key commissions in weekly meet in Mogadishu on Thursday, Garowe Online reports.

Despite political setbacks, Mogadishu-based Federal Government said the committees which would have been formed in 2012 underwent tough screening process.

Justice Minister Gen. Abdullahi Ahmed Jama (Ilka Jiir) disclosed at press briefing shortly after the weekly gathering that the cabinet meeting has paved the way to the approval of 7-member Judicial Service Commission, and two members remain pending.

With each committee consisting of nine members, Interior Minister Abdirahman Mohamed Hussein (Odawa) said they have screened 356 candidates for Independent National Electoral and Boundary commissions.

The endorsement of Judicial Service Commission, Independent National Electoral Board and Boundary and Federalization Committee comes a day after Constitutional Review Commission Chairwoman Asho Gelle Dirie resigned over meddling.

A week ago, Somalia President along with Federal Member States leaders hinted that transparent and credible election will take place by 2016-something analysts called a remote possibility. 


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