NewsBlaze search box Daily News header

Somali Lawmakers Accept New Cabinet

By   get stories by email

The transitional federal parliament "TFG" of Somalia on Saturday gave the vote of confidence to the newly-appointed 18-memmber cabinet ministers formed by Prime Minister Dr. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali on Thursday.

Before the vote of confidence was taken, the Somali Prime minister Dr. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali who addressed the parliament requested the lawmakers to accept the list of his cabinet which he said will work to put the country out of the decades-long lawlessness.

"My government will give the first priority to tightening security and tackling the draughts-caused severe humanitarian problems in the country," the PM noted before parliament on Saturday.

After the prime minister's address, the Somali parliament speaker Sharif Hassan Sheik Aden urged the lawmakers to give confidence to the new cabinet in an open vote-manner, according to the country's charter.

However 397 parliamentarians out of the 420 MPs who attended Saturday's session voted in favor of the cabinet, while 21 voted against and only 2 members abstained.

"Today the new Somali cabinet is legal. This is what the war-weary Somali people have been expecting from you and on behalf of our people. I am very grateful to you for your approval of the new cabinet," Somali speaker told the law makers after voting has ended.

Both Somali president and the speaker welcomed the parliament's approval. The new entry of cabinet has marked the end of a months-long disagreement between both men who misunderstood over the country's political leadership.

Shafi'i Mohyaddin Abokar is the NewsBlaze Somalia reporter. Contact him through NewsBlaze.

  Please click this get stories by email button to be notified about future stories, and please leave a comment below.

  Please leave a comment here     If it does not display within 10 seconds, please refresh the page

Related Top Stories News

Sometimes it is difficult for NGOs such as UNICEF, Save the Children and other large agencies to reach special needs children in Syria. Our goal is to help these special needs kids caught in Syria who cannot move because they do not have the means.
Cookie Curci explores the world of senior citizens, discovering that her role with parents is changing - as parent becomes child and child becomes parent.
After another killing of jews by arabs in Jerusalem, the government of Israel is encouraged to stand up to the killers and their international enablers.
Ari Bussel says it must have been preordained, that Jews and Christians will come together, the Saturday people and the Sunday people.
People living in the foothills of Nepal feel shortchanged by the new constitution and the area has been rocked by violence. Sections of the elite see India as the villain...
World leaders gather in New York to discuss urgent crises across the globe, but the smell of dollars and euros overpowers human rights as they deal with Iran.


NewsBlaze Writers Of The Month

Popular Stories This Month

newsletter logo

Copyright © 2004-2015 NewsBlaze Pty. Ltd.
Use of this website is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy  | DMCA Notice               Press Room   |    Visit NewsBlaze Mobile Site