Somali Prime Minister instructs Security agencies to stop blocking MPs from traveling to their areas

Somalia security agencies have been instructed to stop blocking outgoing lawmakers from vising to their constituencies days after reports claimed that number MPs were targeted at Mogadishu Airport.

In press conference, prime minister, Mohamed Hussein Roble directed NISA and police officers to allow the politicians to travel to their areas ahead of the parliamentary elections.
Unspecified number of politicians had lodged complaints at the office of the premier, according to Roble.
“I’ll no longer tolerate this…if I hear it, I’ll take appropriate action,” the prime minister said.
The prime minister has called for respect of freedom of movements by citizens.
“People can travel to their constituencies like Garbaharey, to Kismayo and back to Mogadishu,” PM Roble.
Several opposition lawmakers have reportedly stopped from travelling from Somali capital, Mogadishu.
According to the sources, the lawmakers had filed complaints at the office of the prime minister.
The remarks of the premier come days before the assemblies of regional states elect members of Somalia’s senate house.
The elections of the Upper House is expected to take place between July 25 and July 28 and the results will be announced on August 1.
The elections of Lower House members will be held from September 12 to October 2. Each MP will be elected by 101 delegates.
275 elected MPs will be sworn in on October 7. The country’s presidential election is also expected to take place on October 10.
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