Somalia Could Loose IGAD Position To Uganda Over Arrears
Non clearance of arrears by Somalia may see its candidate Abdisalam Omar Hadliye loose the top position in the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), Radio Dalsan has learnt.
According to a source at the IGAD headquarters in Djibouti Somalia chances are running slim after Uganda recently paid its arrears in the trade bloc to boost its chances of clinching the influential top position.
Somalia is in a tight race with Uganda to replace Kenyan Amb. Mahboub Maalim but glaring on its face is an arrear running up to $1M.
IGAD Foreign Affairs Ministers are to meet on Saturday in the Ethiopian capital Addis and top on the agenda will be the position of Executive Secretary.
Somalia which is a founder member of IGAD is said to have arrears running up to $1M.
The eight member trade bloc was started in 1996 but Somalia has never taken the top position.