15 November 2012

Somalia: Somali President Promises to Fight Against Corruption

Mogadishu — President of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud gave a speech at a press conference in Mogadishu, first since being elected in September 10 as the Somali head of state by MPs.

Meeting with the ministers, Somali president spoke out about battling corruption which has beleaguered the previous transitional governments in the past since the ouster of former military leader Mohamed Siad Barre in 1991.

"I say again and again my government will never ever allow the public funds or assets to be corrupted or misused. I will fight against the embezzlement," said Somali president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.

Mr. Mohamud added that he will soon set up supervisory organizations independent of the Ministry of Finance to account for money given to Somalia.

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