Roadmap signatories conclude a consultative meeting in Addis Ababa

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Signatories of the Roadmap to end the transitional governance in Somalia have on Wednesday officially concluded a three day consultative meeting held in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

Delegates agreed on a number of points to be implemented before the transitional period comes to an end on August 2012, they also resolved to make amendments to some key issues in the new draft constitution that were differed upon by respective leaders.

The signatories agreed upon the following updated timelines in order to give direction to all parties involved.

  • 26th May 2012 Arbitration Board of the Traditional Leaders shall be established
  • 1st Jun 2012 Technical Selection Committee (TSC) established
  • 20th Jun 2012- TSC publishes the finalized (and fully vetted) list of NCA delegates.
  • 30th Jun 2012 Selected NCA members to be present in Mogadishu; Copies of draft constitution to be received by the NCA delegates
  • 2nd Jul 2012 NCA convened – Opening ceremony
  • 10th Jul 2012 Provisional Constitution adopted
  • 15th Jul 2012 TSC publishes finalized and fully vetted list of New Federal Parliament (NFP)
  • 20th Jul 2012 New Federal Parliament members sworn in
  • 4th Aug 2012 Election of Speaker and Deputy Speakers by NFP
  • 20th Aug 2012 Election of President by the NFP

The parties also agreed to establish a coordination office in Mogadishu to ensure effective communication and information sharing in order to steer up the process.

Speaking at the end of the closing ceremony, President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed promised to fully work towards the implementation of the points agreed in Addis Ababa, Garowe principles I &II and Galkayo consultations and urged all parties to closely cooperate in order to facilitate all required measures to end the transition before its mandate expires in August 2012.

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