Somalia AG Summons Union Impersonator, Minister Cites Corruption in Defense

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Wednesday May 31, 2017 - 22:37:00 in Latest News by SomaliUpdate Staff Reporter
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    Somalia AG Summons Union Impersonator, Minister Cites Corruption in Defense

    MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — The office of the Somalia's Attorney general has on Tuesday summoned an impersonator of Somali Journalists' union (NUSOJ) who have several occasions held illegal meetings, after defying high court ru

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Somalia Minister of Constitutional Affairs, Hosh Jibril. | File Photo.
MOGADISHU (Somali Update Online) — The office of the Somalia's Attorney general has on Tuesday summoned an impersonator of Somali Journalists' union (NUSOJ) who have several occasions held illegal meetings, after defying high court ruling on the matter, meanwhile Minister jumped for defense citing corruption.
"You are required to appear before the office of the Attorney general in the morning of 31/5/2017 in order to respond issues related a case submitted against you,” A copy of the letter from the Attorney General office obtained by Somali Update read.
The summoned individual, cited in the letter identified as Omar Faruk Osman, was ousted from NUSOJ office in 2011 and despite a change in guard he has been making appearance abroad and locally as representative of NUSOJ.
The letter from the Attorney General is related to a parallel event Mr, Osman recently organized a on behalf NUSOJ event to mark the World Press Freedom day, while unethically targeting in his smear campaign some government officials including the Minister of Information and more recently the minister of labor on behalf of NUSOJ, which resulted the union to file a complaint, in observation of the law.
But, the Minister of Constitutional Affairs, Hosh Jibril, rushed in defense of Omar Faruk Oman who is his close friend, on a facebook post, while ignoring the legitimacy of the current NUSOJ leadership as led by Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu, by citing constitutional articles including Article 16, 20, 23 and 24, sounding the Attorney general’s letter corrupt which is not in line with the law, while at the same time explicitly interfering the ministers in charge of the matter and the courts of law.

The current government led by Prime Minister Hassan Khaire has put its high priority areas in fighting corruption among other issues, but Minister Hosh Jibril’s utterance gives an alternative image while the seriousness of differences within the government emerges.
On the other hand, Federation of Somali Trade Unions (FESTU), an affiliate to NUSOJ, condemned IFJ’s continued interference into the affairs of the Somali trade unions and urged them either to send fact-finding mission to Somalia or stop its continued interference. Another organization, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has been fighting against of the Somali workers and FESTU and its leadership.
"The IFJ’s statement is completely misleading and astonishing.” Avv. Abdirahman Hassan Omar, FESTU vice president said, "We call for the IFJ and ITUC to respect the rule of law and the independent of the Somali trade unions and the internal democracy of our organizations”
"We will continue fighting against the invasion from the International outsiders inline with the Somali law.” Avv. Abdirahman added.
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) held its election on May 2016, in a three week General Assembly held in Mogadishu with representatives from the union’ regional branches attended. The election was carefully observed by representatives from the Somali Appeals Court. The election which resulted in the election of Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu as its new Secretary General, was officially endorsed by the Somalia’s high Court.
According to the officials of the two organizations, FESTU and NUSOJ will address the barbaric meddling of foreigners at the International Labor Conference Geneva due to be held next week.

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