Monday, March 31, 2014

SOMALIA: Puntland Parliament Sits In Extraordinary Session
Puntland governmental officials in the breakaway state in the north of Somalia.
Posted on March 31, 2014

Garowe (RBC) The lawmakers in the Somalia’s Semi-autonomous state of Puntland have met on Monday for an extraordinary session to discuss the region’s budget fir the yrar 2014, RBC Radio reports.

Puntland President Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gaas has officially opened today’s session calling the lawmakers to approve the budget.

President Gaas said his administration inherited only empty accounts from the former administration as he also expressed his concern over the growing decrease in the export sector of the Bosasso Port.

The region’s Finance Minister Shire Haji Farah also noted that his ministry will need extra funds to fill in the gaps on the budget.

This year’s budget of Puntland is estimated $ 3,408,688 which shows more than $132 million increase compared to the last year’s budget of the region.

RBC Radio

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