Somali PM Responds to Parliament’s No-Confidence Vote


5 December 2013

Prime Minister thanks Cabinet for their hard work and dedication over the past year

Following the weekly meeting of Cabinet this morning His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon, said:

“The Cabinet reconfirms its acceptance of Parliament’s historic decision of 2nd December, just as we did one year ago when they endorsed me as Prime Minister. It is right that Prime Ministers are answerable to parliament and I am naturally disappointed that I was not given the opportunity to address parliament. I hope future Prime Ministers and governments will be given that opportunity.

“I want to thank my Cabinet and Ministers for their hard work and dedication over the past year working to rebuild our country and its institutions after two decades of civil war. A lot has been achieved in a year under difficult and challenging circumstances but there is still much work to be done. I call on the Somali public to support the new government just as they have supported my government.

“Now is not the time for progress to slow, we must all continue to work together in building a peaceful strong new Somalia.”


Ridwaan Haji
Government Spokesperson
Prime Minister’s Media Office
Mogadishu, Somalia

Tel: +252 6169 69105
Twitter: @SomaliPM @Ridwaanhaji


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