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MP's Salaries Unavailable, Speaker Said
Mogadishu, Somalia, 5 June 2008 - Speaking the parliament seat in Baidoa town knows as ADC The speaker of Somali parliament sheikh Aden Mohamed Nor Aka Madobe has declared that there is no available salary for the parliament members saying that donors didn't pay the money to the government through United Nations development programme (UNDP).
"The government has no money at the moment, the MPs have to know that" Madobe said.
Else where some Somali parliament members told Shabelle that for the reason of lacking salary they had no rental fee of the taxi cars.
"We as MPs are currently insolvent" Mr. Maye said.
Its yet unknown how this devoid of salary of Somali MPs can transform the stunted work of Somali legislative body.
The Interim Parliament of Somalia formed in neighbouring Kenya in 2004.
The Transitional Federal Parliament has 275 members, with each of Somalia's four major clans getting 61 seats in the parliament, while an alliance of minority clans was awarded 31 seats. The Charter also dictates that at least 12% of the Parliament shall be women (Article 29).
One of the formal powers vested in the Parliament according to the Transitional Federal Charter (Article 5) is the governance and administration of Mogadishu as the capital city. However, in actuality this power de facto lies in the hands of particular warlords, many of whom are also members of parliament. De facto the state is in anomie with only loose governmental structures.
On February 26, 2006 the parliament first met inside Somalia, in the city of Baidoa, 260 kilometers northwest of Mogadishu. 210 lawmakers of the 275-member parliament met in a grain warehouse temporarily converted into a meeting hall.
For this reason the Transitional Federal Government is also sometimes referred to as simply the "Baidoa Government."
The Parliament as the legislative branch formed the executive branch, known as the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) of the Somali Republic by electing Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed as president of Somalia in 2004He appointed a cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Ali Mohammed Ghedi although he was resigned and appointed Nor Hassan Husein Aka Nor Adde.
The Transitional Federal Parliament (TFP), Transitional Federal Government (TFG), and the Transitional Federal Charter (TFC) collectively comprise the Transitional Federal Institutions (TFI) of the new Somali government. The TFG is the successor to the Transitional National Government (TNG) of 2000-2004.
Source: Shabelle Media Network