Saturday, September 01, 2012
The pro-government Ahlu Sunna wal Jamaa (ASWJ) militia has announced the establishment of a regional administration in central Somalia, UN-funded Radio Bar-Kulan reported Thursday (August 30th)
ASWJ consultative committee chairman Omar Abdulkadir said the decision was taken in light of recent political changes in Somalia. Top officials from ASWJ met for four nights in Galmudug before announcing their decision.
The new administration will reach out to the Mudug, Hiran and Galgadud regions to urge them to adopt ASWJ's style of governance, said Sheikh Ibrahim Sheikh Hassan, chair of the three ASWJ committees.
ASWJ spokesman Mohamed Hussein al-Qadi also expressed the group's intention to collaborate with newly elected Somali Speaker of Parliament Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawari.