Somalilandsun- The hand picked parliament of the lame duck federal government of Somalia has signed a bill that bans the Dubai based multinational DP World from operating in Somaliland and Puntland.
At a session in Mogadishu members of the Somali lower House of Parliament forfeited all agreements reached between the DP World and the government of Somaliland as well as that of its regional administration in East, Puntland.
Article 1 of The Somalia legislature approved bill states that any agreement reached by any foreign governments, multinationals or parastatals that goes against the constitution of the federal republic of Somalia is null and void.
Article 2 of the bill confirms that the agreement reached by DP World with the Somaliland and Puntland governments contravenes the laws of the country, Somalia, and in this respect is revoked without notice, because it goes against the constitution and the laws governing foreign investments.
The house had a quorum, hence of the 170 MPs present 168 voted to support the motion while 1 voter opposed the motion and one abstained.
This comes following Somaliland and Puntland governments signing deals with DP World, in which having not given consent, the Somalia federal government thence revokes the two contracts.
Earlier on the president of Somaliland H.E Musa Bihi Abdi in a strong worded statement warned the Somalia’s young PM Mr.Hassan Ali Khayre from interfering in Somaliland Sovereignty or else he will declare war.
Somaliland broke away from Somalia in 1991 and has since build a democratic government.
By Guleid Abdi Maher