Somali President signs anti corruption bill into law

'Formation of Anti Corruption and Ethics Commission is now top priority,' President said

Mohammed Dhaysane   | 21.09.2019
Somali President signs anti corruption bill into law Somalia's President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo


Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed has signed the anti corruption bill into law in Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday. 

The signing ceremony attended by Somali president, ministers, lawmakers, and international partners including Turkey was held at the presidential palace in Mogadishu. 

”This anti corruption bill will be good for our country and our economy and the formation of an Independent Ethics and Anti Corruption Commission is our top priority after this signing,” Mohamed said in a speech at the signing ceremony. 

This law will protect our economy and also end all damages the corruption have made in our country, he added. 

Somali finance minister Abdirahman Duale Beyle described the anti corruption bill signing as “historic” for Somalia. 

“The signing of anti corruption bill is historic for Somalia and we are committed to transparency and accountability,'' Beyle said in a statement posted on Twitter. 

Transparency International ranks the Horn of Africa country, Somalia as one of the most corrupt countries in the world.

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