MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – New Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said on Sunday he will fire many government officials for being late to work and promised to fight an ever-increasing tardiness at government institutions.
In a meeting with new MPs, Mohamud thanked to the parliamentarians for anointing him to a non-consecutive second term and crowning him as the first former President to be elected to a second term since Somalia gained its independence in 1960.
Mohamud stated that tardiness will have no place in his government and those who fail to come to work on time will be replaced, urging MPs to avoid politicizing his decisions. He urged the parliament not to allow MPs who come late to attend sessions.
“Many people will lose their jobs for failing to protect their time at work, you will hear that, God willing,” Mohamud told MPs.
Speaking on plans to step up the fight against Al-Shabaab, he said he was “in haste” to take concrete actions aimed at increasing operations against the group, which controls vast swathes of territory across Somalia.
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