UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General Statement on Presentation of Proposed Cabinet to Parliament
MOGADISHU, Somalia, November 9, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Somalia (SRSG), Dr. Augustine P. Mahiga, warmly welcomes the anticipated presentation of the proposed Somali Cabinet to Parliament tomorrow, 10 November, in Mogadishu.
The SRSG notes that the proposed slate represents the leanest Cabinet in Somalia’s history and is particularly pleased that Prime Minister Shirdon’s list of potential Ministers includes 20% women, including a candidate for the high profile post of Deputy Prime Minister/Minister of Foreign Affairs.
“I call on the Parliament to move expeditiously to ensure that Somalia has a duly endorsed Council of Ministers as soon as possible. A transparent, participatory and comprehensive hearing is in the national interest. We must move quickly,” said the SRSG.
United Nations Political Office for Somalia (UNPOS)