Somali President blasts his PM’s move to hire new foreigner as central bank chief
MOGADISHU, Somalia – The President of Federal Republic of Somalia has blasted on country’s prime minister for hiring new foreigner as central bank chief of Somalia.
President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has rebuffed the nomination of the new foreign governor of country’s central bank.
There has been a huge dispute between president Mohamed and his premier Hassan Ali Khaire over the foreigner’s nomination.
The parliamentary debate to omit Article 130, in the constitution which prohibits foreign nationalist to rule the bank was also cancelled, according to sources, who asked to be anonymous.
The political disquiet is simmering within the government and public circles after PM Khaire had settled on a foreigner for the top job at the central bank, for the first time in the country’s history.
#BREAKING: A huge dispute B/t president @M_Farmaajo & @SomaliPM, over the hiring of new foreign central-bank governor exists in #VillaSomalia. Today, a parliamentary debate to omit Article 130, in the constitution which prohibits foreign nationalist to rule the bank was cancelled— Sahra Abdi Ahmed (@SahraCabdi) January 13, 2019