IGAD envoy for Somalia arrives in Jowhar

Delegation headed by IGAD’s especial envoy for Somalia has arrived in Jowhar town, where is expected to open a crucial meeting to a federal state for Hiiraan and middle Shabelle regions.

The IGAD delegation which has traveled from Mogadishu, Somali capital has been welcomed in style by local officials, elders and section of the civil society groups, including women.

Reports say IGAD envoy will meet with the traditional elders in the town, and will encourage them to quickly re-open the state formation conference that was postponed this week.

Somali government and IGAD are jointly working tirelessly on the formation of the federal state for two regions, which will be the last step for the implementation of the federalism.  source shabelle

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