Somali Clan elders opposes the reconciliation conferences in Baidoa and Kismayo
Mogadishu (DIPLOMAT.SO)- Somali politicians and analysts said that the reconciliation conferences in Baidoa and Kismayo was not as expected which suggests a serious failure, because the committees in charge of these conferences did not offer invitations to the clan elders and leaders in the provinces of Lower Shabelle, Middle Juba and Gedo to attend and express their aspirations and their views about the course of events to end the violence and internal strife among the people of this areas.
Baidoa conference opened yesterday by the Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed, also the reconciliation conference in Kismayo opened this morning by the President Hassan Sheikh Mahamud in order to lay the foundations of a comprehensive peace between warring tribes because of the formation of regional governments in southwest Somalia.
Hawadle clan leader in southern Somalia Sultan Ali Hassan Kulow said “Reconciliation in Baidoa and Kismayo did not pass in the desired way to folding disagreement pages and conflicts among all clans and leaders in these areas, reconciliation and power-sharing have become among the opportunists who do not know the meaning of nationalism, peace and good neighborliness”.
President of the Federal Republic of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud said at the opening of Kismayo Conference, which was attended by some of the resident ambassadors in Mogadishu, “Juba administration must open the way for reconciliation and consensus with all parties, clans, and the population in order to complete the formation of the foundations of a regional government “.
Some clan elders warned the exclusion of clans residing in the districts and counties of Middle Juba and Gedo to participate and get its share in power, especially Juba interim administration led by former warlord Ahmed Islan Madobe.For more news and stories, join us on Facebook,Twitter , or contact us through our Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com