Somalia president back home after a 4-day visit to Uganda
Mr Barre is a member of the UPD party led by Hassan Sheikh, the current president. Both worked for many years in the educational sector in Somalia during the conflict before jumping to politics.
MOGADISHU, Somalia – The new prime minister of Somalia Hamza Abdi Barre has said he will form a good cabinet capable of solving the numerous crises in the Horn of Africa country.
The PM, 48, was picked by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud from parliament in mid this month to serve as the head of the executive branch of the government for the next four years of their mandate.
Speaking at the 62nd anniversary of the independence celebrated on June 26, Barre said he will try his best to avoid a fallout with president Hassan Sheikh that could waste time to move Somalia forward.
The main challenges facing the nation, include Al-Shabaab's threat to security, the ongoing drought that affected over 7 million – half of the population, the Gedo issue, and the resumption of Somaliland talks.
The PM added that he is a prime minister for all Somalis, so he will seek a way out of the grievances of Somaliland that forced the northern region to pursue independence and make Somalia great again.
Somalia has long been categorized as a failed state due to the rampant corruption, lack of a transparent system as well as strong state institutions in place. These all crises need a visionary and honest leader.
Mr. Barre is a member of the UPD party led by Hassan Sheikh, the current president. Both worked for many years in the educational sector in Somalia during the conflict before jumping to politics.
It’s unclear if the PM will deliver on his promises as Somali people are tired of frequent disputes between the leaders within the government that deviate them from executing their responsibilities.
In the last government, Farmajo locked horns with two Prime ministers he appointed within four years which led Somalia to uncertainty as the elections slated for 2021 was delayed for over one year.
As witnessed, most of the disputes that emerge between the leaders in the office are conflicts of interest with no constitutional court that can deal with the recurrent crisis in Somalia.
Uganda is the first country sent troops to Somalia in 2007 and has the largest number of soldiers in AU mission battling Al-Shabaab.