Somalia Cabinet Holds its Weekly Meeting in Kismayo amid Business Community speak Out against Shabab Taxation

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    Somalia Cabinet Holds its Weekly Meeting in Kismayo amid Business Community speak Out against Shabab Taxation

    KISMAYO, JULY 13 (Horn Observer) Somalia government held historic cabinet meeting in Kismayo on Thursday, a sign of heightened cooperation between the Federal government and the member states amid the business community spoke out against taxation imp

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Somali Prime Minister and Jubbaland President co-chair weekly cabinet meeting in Kismayo
KISMAYO, JULY 13 (Horn Observer) Somalia government held historic cabinet meeting in Kismayo on Thursday, a sign of heightened cooperation between the Federal government and the member states amid the business community spoke out against taxation imposed by the Shabab.

The Cabinet meetings which is held once a week is co-chaired by the Prime Hassan Ali Khayre and the Jubbaland president Ahmed Mohamed Islaam aka Ahmed Madoobe, according to a statement by the office of the Prime minister. Preliminary meetings between the Federal ministers and their regional counterparts were held before proceeding to the official council of minister meeting.



"We have met with the minister and the deputy minister of information and communication of Jubbaland and discussed cooperation between the ministers at federal level.” Eng. Abdirahman Omar Osman (Eng Yarisow) said.

The Somali prime Minister called the meeting in Kismayo historic as paid a visit to the Kismayo port.

Residents in Kismayo welcomed the cabinet meeting in Kismayo, saying that it is not only historic but also shows a sense of ownership.

"I welcome this historic meeting and i think this shows a sense of shared ownership at a federal level.” Omar Hersi, a resident in Kismayo said, "Its good that the council of ministers take their next meeting to other federal member states, in this way the government gets popular support.”

The Cabinet historic meeting coincides amid reports emerge imposition of Shabab taxation called as Zakat against the business community in Mogadishu. Many analysists believe that group collects millions of dollars in this way to survive.

Somali media reported citing interviews from business people in Mogadishu in fear of their lives, if the government does not give proper protection. Its not clear what the government’s response to the call from the business community would be as they today meet in Kismayo.

- Horn Observer -



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