11 January 2014

Somalia's Prime Minister Requests the Federal Parliament for Additional Time to Name the Cabinet

Muqdisho — The newly elected prime minister of Somalia Dr. Abdiwali Sheikh Ahmed has today requested the federal Government to give him a period of extra 10 days to name a new cabinet and postpone their working leave.

In a letter to the Speaker of Parliament sent from the office of the Prime Minister's Office stated that there is a need to consider the selection of Ministers appointment by the government to get the Somali public society and the international community support.

After the speaker read out the letter to the parliament, Mp's debated about the message from the prime minister's office whereby two Mp's quickly opposed the request.

MP Mohamud Ahmed Kulalihu and MP Abdalla Boos stated that the request was not from the office of the prime minister but interference from Officials of the religious sect of Damjadid who are among the top officials in the Government.

The parliamentarians added that it was illegal an unfair to request the parliamentarians for an extra 10 days as they are ready to accomplish their mission before their working leave.

However, the prime is expected to name a new cabinet after the previous cabinet led by Shirdon lost on majority vote of confidence.

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