President Hassan Sheikh Congratulates MPs of the Lower House of federal parliament for their unanimous endorsement of the new Prime Minister
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has commended the leadership and the MPs of the Lower House of Federal Parliament for their unanimous endorsement of the new Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre, on Saturday. The president who began a period of self quarantine on Friday called on the people of Somalia to support the new Prime Minister in fulfilling his constitutional responsibilities "I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the House of the People of the Federal Parliament of Somalia for accepting the appointment of Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre, whom I have already selected for his knowledge and leadership skills for the priority of our country." The President expressed the hope of the Somali people for the formation of a capable government that will work to liberate the Somali people and achieve the goal of a Somali-led, international agreement. "I urge Prime Minister Hamze Abdi Barre to form a government that will work to strengthen security, drought relief, infrastructure development, social services, reconciliation, complete the constitutional review, strengthen governance, and improve diplomatic relations with Somalia. own the world.” Speaking to the parliamentarians before the vote, Hamza Abdi Barre said he will prioritise political stability, security, reconciliation, public service, dialogue with Somaliland among other tasks. He urged help for those affected by droughts; and vowed to form ‘quality’ Cabinet The 48-year-old MP from the semi-autonomous state of Jubaland replaces Mohamed Hussein Roble. Mohamud - who previously served as president between 2012 and 2017 -- unveiled his choice for prime minister just six days after he was inaugurated at a ceremony in Mogadishu attended by several regional heads of state.