Somalia: International Community ‘concerned’ on President Impeachment motion

Published: August 19, 2015

Somalia: International Community ‘concerned’ on President Impeachment motionSomalia’s International partners have for the first time clarified their position towards the move to impeach President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud by members of the Federal Parliament.
In a Press statement released on Wednesday, the envoys of the United Nations, the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), the European Union (EU), the United States of America and the United Kingdom said they were concerned on the impacts of the motion.
“While we fully respect the right of the Federal Parliament to hold institutions to account and to fulfill its constitutional duties, the submission of any such motion requires a high standard of transparency and integrity in the process and will consume extremely valuable time, not least in the absence of essential legal bodies.’’
Last week, more than 90 Parliamentarians tabled an impeachment motion, accusing the President of exceeding his constitutional powers. The MPs said it had been under process for the last six months, condemning the President of rampant corruption, political nepotism and incompetence since he came to power in 2012.
Analysts have criticized all the government’s institutions for failing to achieve the goals they had pledged when they came into power three years ago.
Horseed Media

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *