Keydmedia Exclusive: Somali troops accuse PM of unpaid their salaries

NAIROBI (Keydmedia) – Some army officials in Somalia’s Transitional Federal Government (TFG), denied reports made recently by Somali defense minister Hussein Arab Isse, who said TFG soldiers’ salaries are well-paid, Keydmedia reports.
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Colonel Ahmadey Mohammed Nur, one of Somali troop commanders in Afgoye frontline, 30 kilometers north-west Somali capital, Mogadishu, accused PM Abdiweli Mohammed Ali of stretching out their monthly salaries.

The colonel added that Somali troops have been paid only a month contradicting a statement by Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohammed Ali who told Media that TFG has given soldiers six-month salaries.

“The troops dedicated their precious lives to defend the country from the internal and external enemy, exposing the threat and nighttime cold as they are in the battle fronts against Al Qaeda allied Al shabab militants in south and central the country, added Mr. Nur.

“I asked whose PM Abdiweli Mohammed Ali he is… aren’t the national troops who defend the country from the threat and foe throughout the day and night,” complained an official who asked for anonymity. - Mogadishu, Somalia 

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