Weekly Somali cabinet meeting discuss security and victims of central hotel attack

Weekly cabinet meeting chaired by Somali PM Omar Abdirashid  has discussed security situation in the country and the Government’s agenda for 2015-2016.

Internal Security Minister Abdirisaq Omar updated the Council on the ongoing investigations into the attack and a profile of the attackers. Minister Abdirisaq also informed that his Ministry was currently finalizing a security policy aimed at securing key installations and public sites.

“We will now be releasing security guidelines and operating procedures including the stopping and searching of vehicles and persons entering public areas,” said the Minister.

The Minister of Health, Hawo Hassan also informed the Council on the health sector’s efforts on how to improve emergency preparedness and the aftermath support to be provided to victims of the bombing.

Prime Minister Sharmarke called on all Ministers to double their efforts in ensuring that the Government met its key goals outlined in Vision 2016 and appointed the Ministry of Planning and International Co-operation to coordinate the international efforts and support for the administration’s work.–