SOMALIA: President Hassan address parliament, admits failures

Published: June 17, 2014

On Monday, the president of the Federal Republic of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud addressed the parliament in an extra-ordinary meeting. In his speech he presented wide range issues including security, the powers of the legislative and the executive arms.

President Hassan who was earlier blamed to have failed fulfilling the six pillars of his government by more 130 lawmakers, on Monday admitted the raised failures and promised to bring tangible changes.

He added that he has full confidence and trust with the government led by Abdiweli Sheikh that came to office through his appointment and the support of the federal parliament.

He said that the parliament has the right of oversight role and accountability with the government and he will soon introduce new mechanisms that will speed up the accountability with the government.

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