MOGADISHU Somalia (Xinhua) --
Somali Parliament on Wednesday unanimously
approved the appointment of Hassan Ali Khaire as the country’s
Speaker of the
Somali Federal Parliament Mohamed Osman Jawari said 231 members
who attended the session endorsed Khaire who was appointed last
week by President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, widely known as
members here at the house of the people who were 231 members
accepted president Farmajo’s request to approve the new prime
minister and they gave the vote of confidence. No one was silent
or rejected. He has 30 days to name cabinet ministers,” Osman
allows the Lower House of Parliament to debate and pass a vote
on the new PM with a simple majority vote required to endorse
the president’s choice.
Khaire, who was
present during the motion, lauded the lawmakers for having
confidence in him.
“You trusted me to
hold big responsibility that requires talent, transparent and
honesty. I promise working with you closely with constant
consultations,” he told the legislators.
The PM vowed to
tackle corruption blamed for under development in Somalia, by
prosecuting individuals involved, regardless of their position.
“We will tackle the
corruption and also prosecute individuals implicated in the vice
regardless of his/her status in society,” Ali said.
The new PM, who
holds a dual Somali-Norwegian citizenship, has now 30 days to
form his new cabinet that will be tasked with transforming the
Horn of Africa nation amid security, drought and corruption