14 March 2013
His Excellency Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon today praised Somalis in Puntland and Galmudug for their show of support to the federal government during his recent Listening Tour to the regions.
“I saw people who want to support their government, who want to seize the initiative of building their states,” the Prime Minister said. “People came out all day waiting for us in the sun without any shade and I appreciate their enthusiasm and thank them for it. I appreciate the change of mood during our visit.”
Holding his first Cabinet meeting since the successful Listening Tour to Puntland and Galmudug earlier in the week, the Prime Minister updated ministers on his visit and the agreements struck on it. In Galmudug, the leaders agreed to form a joint committee to work with government and conclude an agreement by 25 March.
“I appreciated the show of support for the federal government in both regions,” the Prime Minister said. “The regional presidents of Puntland and Galmudug pledged their states would work with the federal government and we welcome that.”
Prime Minister’s Media Office