Politicians Undermining My Work, Mayor Yarisow Says
The Governor of Banaadir who is also the Mayor Of Mogadishu Mr. Abdirahman Omar Osman Yarisow has opened up into what he says is interference by politicians seeking favours at his office. Mr. Osman said in an interview with a local television that visiting politicians consumed more of the time meant to serve the residents of Banaadir. Osman said that the politicians had been a disruption to his position as the Mayor. He pointed out that he has had to deal with a daily queue of Ministers, Mps and other politicians seeking assistance from his office. "Since I have been in the office for 3 months I have tried to allocate time to resolve the issue of Mps, Ministers and politicians" Osman said. Politicians seen to be aligned to the government and pro government bloggers have in the past one week launched a loathing online attack on the Mayor. An insider told Radio Dalsan that the Mayor had declined to play to the tune of some politicians. Osman was appointed the Mayor in January 23 to replace Thabit Mohamed who had fallen out with the government over the Banaadir region future.