26 October 2013

Somalia: Federal MPs Question Information Minister On Airport Management Deal

Mogadishu — The Somali Federal Government Minister of Information, Posts, Telecommunication and Transportation, Abdullahi El Moge Hirsi appeared before Federal Members of Parliament for questioning over Favori LLC which was handed over the management of Mogadishu's Aden Adde Airport on 15th of September on Saturday, Garowe Online reports.

Addressing the lawmakers about the Airport Management Deal in which his ministry clinched with the Turkey-owned Company Favori LLC, El Moge said that the new company is expected to renovate and install equipments at Adan Adde International Airport within 8 months.

"The company repairs airports and we agreed on the completion of the airport services and its construction within 8-months period. If it fails to meet the expectations, we will invite other companies," El Moge told the MPs.

When asked about the amount of money that Favori LLC will use for the renovation of the airport, he declared that the bilateral agreement between Federal Government of Somalia and the Turkish Company highlights the payment of $18 million by Favori.

"Somalia government will repay the project's $18 million," said El Moge." My ministry has a full right to forge infrastructure development deals with international companies".

Parliament Speaker, Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawari noted that Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon is scheduled to appear before parliament on 14 November.

Favori LLC replaced UAE-based SKA air and logistics which had been running Mogadishu airport for nearly three years.

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