Mogadishu – Muqdisho Mayor, who is also the Governor of Banadir Region Honourable Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng.Yarisow) has today kicked off a meeting for Local Governments at Muqdisho Local Government`s Headquarters which was attended by the Internal Affairs Ministry of Federal Government of Somalia, the country`s Regional Governments and Banadir Region.
Mr. Yarisow, the Governor of Banadir, who has welcomed delegates from the Regional Governments to the Capital, has reiterated the importance of power decentralization to local levels to ensure citizens select their most preferred leaders.
Muqdhiso Mayor has also commended the efforts by the Internal Affairs and Reconciliation Ministry in which the ministry fosters and boosts the federal system while, at the same time, indicating that efficient decentralized administration remains essential for improving the living standards of Somali citizens.
While he was emphasizing on his administration`s priority towards local councils establishment, Mr. Abdirahman Omar Osman said that a plan meant for establishing such councils was put in place to prepare the citizens to participate in the forth-coming 2020 elections.
On behalf of other Regional Governments, the Internal Affairs Minister of Galmudug Regional Administration, Mr Mohamed Hayir Nur has thanked Banadir Region Administration for convening this meeting and has asked the attendants to collectively and firmly stand together to realize the implementation of those councils establishment which remains essential to Democracy and to the preparation of conducting general elections in the country at large.