Somalia’s president denies he has seized executive powers for PM


MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – Somalia’s President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Monday denied accusations that he had seized executive powers for the Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre.

Speaking in a televised town hall, Mohamud said his office only provides recommendations guiding the day-to-day operations of the cabinet but does not interfere in the work of the Prime Minister and ministers.

Asked about his government’s request for thousands of non-ATMIS foreign troops, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said Ethiopian, Kenyan and Djiboutian forces scheduled to arrive in the country will withdraw after completing their task of fighting Al-Shabaab within 90 days.

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