Somalia’s National Consultative Council endorses changes in constitution  

National Consultative Council

MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – Somalia’s National Consultative Council (NCC) endorsed controversial changes in four chapters of the country’s provisional constitution despite rejection from Puntland state and opposition leaders. 

In a communique issued on Friday, the council, whose members are the President, the mayor of Mogadishu and state leaders, said its members had also agreed on increased cooperation in the fight against Al-Shabaab insurgents and efforts to provide much needed humanitarian assistance to populations in flood-hit regions.  

The council was also briefed by the National Security Advisor and the Ministry of Defense about the recent lifting of UN arms embargo on the Horn of Africa nation, operations to dislodge Al-Shabaab from its strongholds and government plans post ATMIS exit.  

The NCC also supported Somalia’s candidacy to become a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council and win the election of the chairperson of the African Union.  

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