Galkayo, August 20, 2013….. His Excellency the Deputy Minister of Finance and Planning Abukar Sheikh Abdi Ibrahim with the president of Galmudug regional administration Abdi Awale Qaybdiid officially launched two-day consultative meeting on New Deal in Galkayo today.
Somali Federal government has been holding series of consultative meetings with Somali public to address their needs in the national recovery and development plan. The Deputy Minister of Finance and Planning in his opening remarks explained the long vision of the government toward the New Deal and the future of Somalia.
“The Brussels conference will be discussed the government’s plans and priorities, which reflects the different needs in Somalia. We are here to gather your views for a three years long plan for Somalia,” Abukar said. He also explained that the New Deal was first implemented more than seven fragile countries and more than nineteen others are benefiting from it.
Galmudug regional administration president H.E. Abdi Awale Qaybdiid stressed that the New Deal success will depends on international partner’s commitment to Somalia.
“The successful implementation of the New Deal should strengthen security and unifying the Somali people. The most important issue is getting adequate resources for security, reconciliation and the reconstruction of Somalia,” Qaybdiid said.
The civil society participants discussed identifying local priorities and their participating role to the Brussels conference on Somalia on 16th September. They expressed that the Somali people expect international community to support the government plans and priorities for the speedy recovery of the country after two decades of civil war.
Somali news leader