Jawari Now In Charge After Senate Mediation Collapses
Embattled Somalia Lower House of Parliament Speaker Mohamed Osman Jawari has taken full charge of Speaker duties after collapse of mediation talks by the Senate. Jawari chaired the House Business Committee late Thursday as Lower House awaits to resume on Saturday. Radio Dalsan has learnt that the top agenda on the committee meeting was the Beled Hawo border dispute. The Speaker's duties had been taken up by Deputy Speaker Abdiweli Mudey who Pro Jawari camp had accused of partisan. On Wednesday the Senate announced mediation to arbitrate rival Mps in the ongoing political stalemate had collapsed with the Upper House now also split. The crisis was triggered when Mps allied to Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire plotted to have Speaker of the Lower House Mohamed Osman Jawari ousted. The Pro Khaire Mps accuse Jawari of being an impediment in the Parliament procedures. Jawari has been the Speaker since 2012.