Barre Gathers Federal, Regional Ministers to Strategize Local Government Development

Following the conclusion of their consultation forum in Mogadishu, Prime Minister Hamse Abdi Barre gathered with the interior ministers from the Federal Member States on Tuesday.

Chaired by Federal Minister of Internal Affairs Ahmed Fiqi, the consultation forum on the National System of Local Governments saw participation from ministers of the Interior, General Directors from both the Federal Government and Federal Member States, representatives from the Interim Administration of SSC Khatumo, Banadir region, and other experts.

During the forum, federal and regional ministers reached agreements, including establishing a fund for nationwide development of local governments, adopting a one-person-one-vote election model in the national process of local governments, and standardizing laws governing local governments.

In their session with the Prime Minister, Mr. Barre urged regional state ministers to implement the agreed-upon provisions from the three-day forum and assured his government’s commitment to executing the measures.

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