GAROWE (Sh.M.Network)— In a press release the Puntland government stated that it welcomed new Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon Sa’id and urged the new government to adhere to Somalia’s constitution.
The Puntland government press release stated that it welcomed businessman and political newcomer Sa’id as Prime Minister who was appointed Saturday by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.
Prime Minister nominee Sa’id Shirdon will have to be approved by the federal parliament.
The government press release stated that Puntland would continue playing its role in the federal government of Somalia and advocated that new government honor the Somalia constitution.
“The Puntland government will assess and liaise with the Federal government provided that it follows and fulfills the previous agreements and constitutional provisions,” read the press release.
Puntland Minister of Information, Mohamud Aydid Dirir, read the government press release in Garowe, stated that one of the provisions that are expected to be completed by the new Federal Government was the completion of the Federal system.
The completion of the federal system involves the finalizing of the Upper House of Parliament also referred to as Senate that includes three representatives from each region in Somalia.
The press release also requested that the Federal government of Somalia support the culmination of Federal states such as “Jubaland and imminent states from the regions inhabited by the Digil and Mirfle clans and other places in Somalia.”
Lastly the press release appealed that the new government equally share assistance given to the Federal Government of Somalia.
With the election of a President last month and a candidate for Prime Minister, Somalia has a permanent government after 20 plus years of unrecognized governments.
Source: Putland Press Release