By: Yusuf M Hasan
HARGEISA (Somalilandsun) – Puntland has been accused of interfering with Security in the eastern regions of the country.
Guurti, The Upper house of parliament made the accusation during debate on national security with the elders commending the countries western regions for sustaining peaceful co-existence.
National Security which is one of the agendas of the 48th sitting of Guurti, with elders fielding diverse opinions in their first session of the new sitting that was chaired by leader of the house Hon Suleiman Mahmoud Aden.
The elders who concurred on the need to support the ongoing implementation of the Buhodle peace accord said that successfully reconciliation in the eastern regions is difficult unless constant interferences from puntland prevail.
The Buhodle peace accord which is a brain child of president Silanyo and Suleiman Hagaltosie the commander of the Sool, Sanaag & Cayn (Ain)-SSC Militia.
According to an agenda distributed by Hon Suleiman Mahmoud Aden, sessions of the 48th sitting of the Guurti Elders will debate on a number of diverse issues and receiving briefing from various officials i.e.
1. Brief recap of the 47th sitting
2. Briefing by the house standing committee
3. National situational assessment as pertains to
V. Social services
4. Ministerial briefings by:
i. Ministry of Justice
ii. Ministry of planning
iii. Ministry of Foreign Affairs
iv. Ministry of Rural Development, Resettlement & environment
Apart from discussions on national security especially as pertains to Eastern regions and more specifically Buhodle peace accord the House of elders leadership together with their compatriots from the lower house of parliament held a closed door with leaders of the UDUB political party.
UDUB party recently withdrew from contesting local council elections due to what the main opposition political party termed as differences with the political parties’ registration and verification committee-PPR&VC