Somali leaders agree to federalize finances and security structure


BAIDOA [SMN] – The meeting of the National Consultative Council, which was held from 15 to 17 March 2023, was wrapped up on Friday, March 17th.


A joint communique has been released at the end of the two-day talks, which discussed on Security, Elections at both Federal and state levels, Debt relief, Finance, Drought and other issues.

The participants were President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre, Ahmed Abdi Karie Qoor-Qoor [Galmudug], Ali Gudlawe [HirShabelle], Abdiaziz Laqfta-Garen [Southwest], Ahmed Madobe [Jubaland] and Mogadishu mayor.

The consultative council agreed on three points, namely, to hold a popular election in 2026, the federalization of the country’s finances and the national security structure.

Puntland had boycotted the attendance and raised concerns about the country’s federal system. The Federal State is led by Said Abdullahi Deni who is at loggerheads with Villa Somalia.

The leaders also agreed to a send a committee consisting of the Heads of the Southwest, Galmudug and HirShabelle to meet Deni and listen his concerns that led to reject the talks.

It’s the 5th meeting of NCC since Mohamud assumed office in June last year as president of Somalia after a landmark victory in the election held on May 15.


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