For the 14th time, the Somali government faces danger of moving to Bedawa
Somalia, Politics, 5/20/2005
War lords in Somalia have warned the new interim government from taking the Bedawa city which falls under the control of the militias as a headquarters.
Muhammad Ibrahim, one of the war lords in Bedawa said that his militias has increased forces and armament, noting that the government will face a huge danger if it persists in its position.
Some 150 members of the Somali parliament who are located in Kenya had recently voted for the decision to the transfer of the government to Bedawa until conditions are settled in the capital Mogadishu.
While the opposition considered the transfer operation as illegal considering that the government should exist in the capital Mogadishu, according to the constitution.
On the other side, the minister of agriculture in the new Somali government Muhammad Nour warned against the dangers of the armed militias threats. He said that the force of these groups is not as great as believed.
A spokesman for the Somali president Abdullah Youssef called on all the militias and the war lords to honor the decision of the parliament so as the government will be able to perform its work.
Worthy mentioning that the Somali government is still in the Kenyan capital since its formation following the peace agreement signed in 2004. This government seeks to return back very quickly to the country in order to get aid from the donor states which refused to provide such a support while the government is outside the country.
This is, however, attempt number 14 to the return back to the country by the Somali government in exile since toppling the government of President Seyad Berri in 1991.
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