Somali prime minister to discuss 2020/21 elections with South West state leaders

Somalia Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble, together with other top government officials, is visiting the South West regional state capital Baidoa.

In a brief statement on his Twitter account, the prime minister said the trip was part of his government’s 100-days plan.

“My trip is part of the government’s 100 days plan. I will be holding meetings with the leadership and civil society of the South West State. We will open a number of projects and also launching others,” the prime minister said.

This is Roble’s first trip a regional state in the country since coming to power.

He is expected to discuss the 2020/21 elections and the implementation of the election agreement between the central government and regional states with the South West State leaders.

His trips comes amid criticism by opposition parties and presidential candidates that the election implementation committee he had recently formed was biased towards the government, with call mounting for a new and more credible electoral body.