Puntland Government To Host Consultative Meeting In Seven Towns
AMISOM Daily Media Monitoring, 13 Nov 2015
The administration of Puntland State has said it will hold consultative meetings in seven towns to discuss the future of Somalia and the ways to hold election in 2016. The Federal government has in the past revealed that due to financial constraints, the consultative meeting cannot be held in all over Somalia and decided the talks should be held in Garowe, Mogadishu, Kismayo , Baidoa, Adaado and Belet-Weyne.
However, the Puntland government argues that the region it controls is so big and requested the Federal Government to allow the talks to take place in seven of its major towns. In a letter to the the Prime Minister’s office, Puntland, said it will bear the cost of the extra consultative meetings to be held. According to the letter the meetings will be held in the towns of Bosaaso, Qardho, Badhan, Garowe, Bo’ame, Tukaraq and Galkayo.