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Jubaland President meets with UN Representative in Kismayo

Storyline:National News, Security

Jubbaland President Ahmed Madobe Tuesday received Special Representative including UN Secretary-General for Somalia, James Swan, members of the European Union, the African Union and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) in the port city of Kismayo.

The meeting was accompanied by Vice President Abdikadir Haji Mohamud. The matters Discussed wasJubbaland relationship with the Federal Government, the pardon of Somalia’s debt and Completion of the Constitution.

Speaking on the finalization of the constitution, the President said that the Federal Government failed to complete it due to disputes that had to be resolved within the constitution and that the current approach was not necessary without the involvement of Member States.

2020 Election Issues Madobe said “the type of elections agreed upon by the Federal Member States and political stakeholders while voter registration not done for statistical accuracy,  the completion of the constitution, security issues and negotiations in Somaliland have not yet been done enough to allow people to vote while the security of the country is at risk”.

The dispute between the Federal Government and the Member States is a major challenge as the Federal Government continues to intervene in the State Governments specifically Gedo region Jubaland.

Madobe said Jubbaland state is now in a good position and that a lot has been done to strengthen the unity of the community and the Government of Jubbaland. on the other hand, he called on the international community to play their role in responding to the victims.

UN Special Representative for Somalia James Swan praised the President and the Government of Jubbaland for their peaceful progress where he said it is a matter of pride that after the President’s election the security situation could not be jeopardized that the multi-statement items required of participants in the debt rescheduling Somalia. He added that the President discussed the 2020 Elections process and the fight against terrorism.

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