Farmaajo: We Have No One Else to Blame
The main purpose of the National Conference is to build support for the Kampala Accord and to adopt a Roadmap to end the Transition.
The Preparatory Committee is determined to ensure that the Conference will be as inclusive as possible. In addition to the TFG, TFP and the Governments of Puntland and Galmudug, there will be representatives from Ahlu Sunna Wa’al Jamaa, the business community, civil society, clan elders, diaspora, intellectuals, regional authorities, religious leaders, women and youth.
The meeting will agree on a Roadmap and an implementation plan outlining the key tasks that need to be completed within the coming months. These tasks include the reform of the TFIs, finalisation and adoption of a new Constitution, restoring security and building national security institutions, outreach and reconciliation, delivering basic administrative and social services, improving accountability and preparing for a constitutional referendum and national elections.
The final decision on the location, date and number of participants will be taken in the light of an ongoing security assessment.
The Preparatory Committee is determined that this will be a Conference of Somalis, for Somalis, in Somalia. It must be as inclusive as possible.
I read your article on Foreign Policy with keen eyes and interest. While whining from public officials does not deserve response from any sensible citizen of the Republic of Somalia, I felt compelled to counter false narrative with more objective analysis.