Somalia PM and UN Head meet to discuss progress made by government

Published: October 2, 2015

Somalia PM and UN Head meet to discuss progress made by government
Somalia Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke who is one of the leaders attending the 70th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly has met the Secretary-General of UN Ban Ki-moon to discuss on the current situation in Somalia and progress made by the Federal government.
According to a press release from the Somalia Prime Minister office, Mr Sharmarke detailed his government’s advance on the establishment of Interim Regional Administrations, and the progress so far on establishing the remaining regional administration of Hiran and Middle Shabele. He also informed on the outcome of the recent successful Consultative Meeting held in Mogadishu on 19-21 September.
The Prime Minister stressed his Government resolute in respecting the constitutional mandate of the government branches, the legislature and the executive. Hence the launch of the National Consultative Forum (NCF) which is geared in producing an electoral process opposed to the anticipated ‘one man one vote’ which is circumstantially inconceivable during the end of the tenure.
Prime Minister Sharmarke assured the Secretary General that the NCF will be transparent and all inclusive process. It will consult with the Civil Societies and include the stake holders in the decision making.
Both leaders also jointly agreed on the need to enhance the support for the UN mandated AMISOM troops and the Somali National Army as they continue to fight against the al-Qaeda-linked extremists al-Shabaab.
On the other hand the Prime Minister also informed the Secretary General the progress his government has made in establishing the Constitutional Commission Bodies and that they are also working on establishing the remaining in due course.
Addressing earlier on the UN General assembly, Somalia Prime Minister said that a new Somalia is taking shape and proposed the “grand development plan” that would help Somali’s keep building a better future.
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