President Farmajo calls on parliament to approve new government

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The President of the Federal Republic of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has commended the somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble for the formation of a capable Government that can work on the implementation of the priorities for the people and government of Somalia including elections and security.

President Mohamed Farmajo commended the Prime Minister for his extensive consultations with the public on the selection of the new Cabinet and urged the entire Council of Ministers to be responsible for reflecting the aspirations of the Somali people at this critical time in the development of the country.

The President called on the Speaker and Members of the House of Representatives to approve the government of Prime Minister Roble in order to expedite the important tasks ahead of the Council of Ministers and to bring the country to a fair and timely election.

Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble last night officially announced his long awaited Cabinet.

The members of the Cabinet appointed by Prime Minister Roble are mostly members of the Cabinet of former Somali Premier Hassan Ali Kheyre with the exception of Education Minister Abdullahi Godah Barre, Information minister  Mohamed Abdi Hayir Maareye and Minister for Labor and Social Affairs Sadiq Hersi Warfa.

BY OSMAN HUSSEIN ALI