Farmajo gives assent to bill giving capital 13 seats in Senate

The bill, which now becomes an Act, was issued as an ordinance to defer grievances of 3 million people who dwell in Mogadishu who have lacked their fundamental rights granted by the Provisional Constitution.

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Farmajo gives assent to bill giving capital 13 seats in Senate

MOGADISHU, Somalia - The incumbent President of Somalia gave his assent to a bill that grants Mogadishu, the country’s capital an anticipated representation in the forthcoming Federal Parliament.

Villa Somalia has announced on Thursday that Farmajo has penned a resolution passed by the Lower House Chamber of the National Assembly on 27th June 2020 that is allocating 13 seats to Mogadishu.

The bill, which now becomes an Act, was issued as an ordinance to defer grievances of 3 million people who dwell in Mogadishu who have lacked their fundamental rights granted by the Provisional Constitution.

Mogadishu houses the Federal Government which greatly depends on the resources of the city’s seaport and airport that made leaders disregard the people’s rights to get a status just similar to other regions.

Farmajo signed the bill in the last days of his 4-year term ending 12 days from now. He is seeking re-election, relying on the support of the people of Mogadishu and several other Somali Federal States.

Only the House of the People has passed the resolution with no Senate input that creates debate on its legality and is likely to spark dispute among the local clans about how the 13 seats can be fairly shared.

KON English News Desk

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