The Minister for Finance of the federal government of Somalia, Abdirahman Duale Beileh has today held talks with the Parliamentary Committee on Finance a day after the Lower House Speaker reshuffled the committee following months of dispute over the controversial report.
In a tweeter post, the minister said he had discussed with the officials of the committee on means to enhance cooperation between the committee and his ministry.
“I have today met with the parliamentary committee on Finance. We discussed ways to work on the heavy task ahead of the ministry and the committee. Both the committee and the ministry are committed to jointly work on the efforts to develop this country,” the minister said in the post.
On Wednesday, the Lower House speaker Mohamed Mursal Abdirahman reshuffled the committee less than a month after the committee which was previously dissolved was reinstated.
In a statement, the speaker directed the committee to submit the report on the budget to the parliament before the end of the year.
“The committee and finance ministry must closely cooperate to submit 2019 budget in the chamber before the end of the year for approval.” Speaker Mursal said.
Later the day, the committee elected Mohamud Siraji as the chairperson of the committee.
The committee had earlier criticized the Finance Ministry and the Municipality of Mogadishu for financial irregularity, a claim both rejected.