Somalia: PM chairs first weekly cabinet meeting


MOGADISHU, Somalia Feb 10, 2015 (Garowe Online)-Federal Government of Somalia’s Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke chaired first weekly cabinet meeting since being sworn in into the office, Garowe Online reports.

Ministers, Deputy Ministers, State Ministers and Deputy Prime Minister Mohamed Omar Arte attended the session at the heavily fortified compound, Villa Somalia.

In a press statement from his office, Sharmarke said the first step is aimed at ministerial offices takeover: “We have discussed several issues including the handover of ministerial responsibilities [by acting cabinet members],” said the Minister, adding that, with each day, five ministers will transfer documents, both fixed and mobile assets and premises to the incoming ministers.

Somali lawmakers approved the new cabinet in an overwhelming vote on Monday.

International community, the major donor of Mogadishu-based federal government feels worried about vision 2016- the country’s timetable towards elections by 2016.


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