Somalia parliament heads for recess after the conclusion of their 4th session

The lower house of Somali parliament has successfully ended their 4th parliament session on Monday and held a dinner party last night at the capital Mogadishu.

The dinner party was attended by President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo, PM kherie, the parliament speaker, Senators, and ministries but most of the opposition MPs have not attended the ceremony.

President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo who attended the closing ceremony of the fourth session has thanked the lawmakers for their work during the 4th Session.

The Lower House has yesterday endorsed the amendment of article 12 of the Central Bank of Somalia Act 2012 which had hitherto restricted the appointment of central bank governors and board members to Somali nationals. 163 MPs supported the government supported a motion to amend the law while 13 others filed a contrary opinion.

President Farmajo has also pleaded about the impeachment motion against him after federal MPs accuses Farmajo of signing “secret agreements” with the foreign governments of Ethiopia and Eritrea and also of interfering in regional politics and unprocedural military appointments or abuse of military codes.

President Farmajo said that this New Year his government will focus on the Somali government’s reconciliation and the liberation of its territories from the Al-Qaida linked group Al-Shabaab.

The president has also noted that he would work to resolve the dispute between the two Houses of Parliament, saying any misunderstanding among the Somali people would end there without any third party.

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