Puntland condemns Federal Government over Central state Formation

Puntland’s Education minister Ali Haji Warsame says that Mudug region belongs to Puntland territory and the administration will not accept any political intrusion from the Federal government.

Somali president Hassan Shekh, who visited Dhusamareb on Wednesday, said that Somalia’s central state will fully take control of Gal-gaduud and Mudug regions despite Puntland has condemned the move in a upset way.

“The president should pay attention to his speech in Dhusamareb, this move can return passed hostilities between local clans in the region. You cannot break formerly signed agreement between the government and the Puntland state on October 14 in last year “the minster has told reporters in Garowe.

He said that both sides have ratified an official agreement on continuing state’s formation.“The central state should avoid claiming part of the Puntland territory.“he said.

High ranking delegates representing local communities in south Mudug and Gal-gaduud regions has been scheduled to attend the formation conference in Adaado town on Saturday Aprill 11.