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Somali leader, finance minister at odds over spending, moderates accord

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By Editorial desk

MOGADISHU (Sunatimes)- Somalia’s fragile government has once again found itself in a buffering conflicts ocean, as the president and his closest colleague of the finance minister have came to corrosive variance junction, that will hinder the smooth peace-seeking process, sources told Sunatimes.

Somali MPs have been in conflict over the speaker’s term in office as some MPs have argued their tenure has now expired, saying its right time to have a new speaker elected for the ineffective parliament

Officials at the presidential palace told Sunatimes that the finance minister and the president’s conflicts began after the minister rejected invoice payments to the Ahlu Sunna Waljamaca moderate group which signed a power sharing agreement with the government of Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed.

The president has asked the Minister of Finance, Sharif Hasan Sheikh Adan to arrange accounts on government spending among many other things which the minister has decided to ignore.

The finance minister has since held talks with the president and produced the budget in defence of accusations of embezzling funds against him tabled by Members of the Federal Somali parliament. President Sharif has however insisted that the finance minister must produce audited accounts of government spending, according to reliable sources.

In addition, Relations between the president and the speaker have recently since turned sour.

The finance minister Sheikh Adan was appointed as the Speaker of Parliament in 2004; however, he was dismissed from the position over conflict with the then president, Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmad. He was replaced while abroad with current President Sharif. Among those that undertook the campaign to have him replaced was the current Speaker of Parliament, Adan Madobe, who has now founded himself in the same hot seat.

The minister of finance is said to have spent a lot of money in line to ensure Adan Madobe, the current parliament speaker is ousted from his position as the Speaker of parliament as part of his revenge on many of the politicians who at the time ganged up against him.

It’s yet unknown how the conflict between the TFG president and the minister of finance who were friends for a very long time will play out; however, the issues concerned are gigantic and easier said than done to be determine.

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