PM Roble Says No To Chamber of Commerce Dissolution

Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble has opposed the dissolution of the Somali Chamber of Commerce by the ministry of trade.

In a meeting with media leaders, Roble said he has been close contact with the chamber of commerce directors.

“The chamber of commerce has not been disbanded and we are correcting a letter from the ministry of trade,” Roble said.

Meanwhile, President Farmajo and Prime Minister Roble have been meeting in recent weeks with senior officials of the Chamber of Commerce to address concerns.

On December last year, Somali National Chamber of Commerce was dissolved by the ministry of trade following claims of complaints by traders and unvailed new administration made up of 29 members.

Abdullahi Osman from Hormuud Telecom has picked the chair the new team.

The Banaadir Chamber of Commerce was also disbanded on early January last year over reports that some of the officials were affiliated to the militant group Al-Shabaab.