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Security of Jowhar tightened ahead of resumption of State formation conference

Storyline:National News

The security of Jowhar city has been tightened ahead of the resumption of Hiraan and Middle Shabelle regional state formation conference which will kick off in the forthcoming hours.

Somalia’s interior minister Abdirahman Mohamed Hussein who’s leading the government’s new federalism system and other Somali government delegates are expected attend the opening ceremony of the meeting.

Despite the announcement, several clan elders in Hiiraan region vowed to boycott the conference and accused the government of unfair distribution of clan delegates and ‘ignoring the value and respect of both regional clan elders’.

Hiiraan elders have set tough terms on the formation of regional state with its neighboring Middle Shabelle region, demanding that their region being undivided since independence is senior and therefore should be divided into two regions and Baladweyne to host the state formation conference.