1 March 2014

Somalia: Roadblocks Cleared From Lower Shabelle

Radio Shabelle in Mogadishu has received reports that the district commissioner of Marka of the Somali government's regional administration Lower Shabelle, Mohamed Osman Yariisow stated the Somali government forces removed the roadblocks and illegal checkpoints used for accumulating money of locals from inbetween Marko and the KM50 territory in Lower Shabelle.

Commissioner Yariisow verbally stressed that they are are following direct orders from the President of Somalia, Mr Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, orders of immediately removing roadblocks that was dumped in government controlled areas.

Mr Yariisow added that on the other hand, that Marka's district administration have imposed a new law that requires all vehicles entering or leaving Marko to be registered, in a bid to oversee and control their movement.

Some districts and territories under the Lower Shabelle region have been complained of by drivers of public transportation vehicles criticizing the roadblocks that have been placed in the areas.

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