Somaliland: Parliamentary Watch Dog Committee on Public Works and Housing Grill Minister

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Somalilandsun- The parliamentary committee for public works and housing summoned the minister of public works Mr.Abdillahi Abokor Osman to appear before it.  The minister was grilled inside parliament premises and the press were barred from entry. Speaking to the press after the meeting the chairman of the public works and housing committee chairman Hon. Abdi Mohammed Jama (Gagale) said “We called the minister to inquire about issues in his ministry, we asked him many questions and he clarified with good presentation of the state of affairs under his docket.

When our reporters asked the minister about what the committee asked him he had this to say “As you all know we have a cordial relationship with this committee since we work together. I also answered all questions to their satisfaction to clear their air of any doubt whatsoever. We also agreed to have a good rapport in our endeavors to develop Somaliland infrastructures.”

The minister refuted claims that he ordered the arrest of hundreds of youths who had run riot following a ministerial decree he issued banning small taxis popularly known as Toyota Vitz from operating outside the capital city Hargeisa. He minced these words “As I’m aware my ministry hasn’t ordered the arrest of anyone so I don’t know where you are getting your information.”

By: Guled Abdi Mahir

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