Sept. 3, 2019 (DJIBOUTI, Djibouti):The IGAD Special Envoy for Somalia, Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, Ambassador Mohamed Ali Guyo commends all stakeholders in Galmudug for their commitment to the pursuit of reconciliation and democratic governance. The Special Envoy underscores the importance of “peaceful, orderly and inclusive reconciliation process to enable the people to amicably harmonise their views and perspectives prior to the Galmudug State election."
(August 8, 2019 – Djibouti) A delegation of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) led by the Special Envoy for Somalia Amb. Dr Mohamed Ali Guyo arrived in Kismayu on Sunday 4th August 2019; as part of concerted efforts by international partners to foster a peaceful and credible electoral process in Jubaland.
The mission held discussions with a range of stakeholders including: Presidential Candidates (registered and unregistered), the Speaker and Deputy Speakers of the Jubaland Parliament, Federal Members of Parliament and Senators from Jubaland, the Jubaland Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, Clan Elders and Civil Society Organizations.
IGAD notes that the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections in Jubaland are critical and will mark yet another milestone in Somalia’s journey towards the consolidation of state-building and good governance that will strengthen peace, security, stability, economic development and prosperity.
IGAD continues to emphasize the need for free, fair, credible, transparent and peaceful elections consistent with the Provisional Constitution of the Federal Republic of Somalia and the Constitution of the State of Jubaland. In a bid to achieve this, we have provided advice for consideration.
IGAD calls upon the leadership and the people of Jubaland to maintain harmonious co-existence of all communities taking into consideration the cosmopolitan character of Jubaland. We urge that any divergence of opinion or misunderstanding be mitigated through dialogue.
July 04 2019, Mogadishu Somalia: The Federal Government of Somalia has endorsed a six-month roadmap towards strengthening its control of the movement and ownership of weapons and ammunition within its borders.
4th April 2019 Nairobi, Kenya: The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) today established the Taskforce on the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden during the meeting of the IGAD Committee of Ambassadors.
The establishment of the the Task Force was in line with the decision of the 46th Ordinary Session of the IGAD Council of Ministers which was held in Djibouti on 27th February 2019. The Task Force is expcted to study, review and advise on the conclusions and recommendations of the Council and urgently chart a regional plan of action with clear timelines. Further, the Task Force will build a common position and strategy to respond to the challenges and opportunities in the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden arena.
The Task Force will coordinate its efforts with the African Union Commission in line with the decision of the Council.