November 07, 2019 (Awdinle Online) – Somalia’s Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre and his Internal security minister Mohamed Abukar Islow Du’ale have been accused of making millions of US dollars in profit on the closure of main avenues in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
The Former spokesman of security institutions for the Somali Federal Government, Abdiasis Hildhiban, described the road closures as an unfortunate act of treachery against the residents in Mogadishu who have been paying the highest price for the impediment.
Abdiasis Hildhiban stressed that the main avenues in Mogadishu are not blocked due to security reasons and that the secret behind the road closures lies in a booming industry collaboratively run by the Somali PM, Hassan Ali Khayre and his security minister Mohamed Aboukar Islow –which produces concrete stones used to block main avenues in the capital.
The Prime Minister and his security minister make hundreds of thousands of US dollars in profit in the booming industry which was founded shortly after the road closure move was taken into effect.
“The roads in Mogadishu are blocked for commercial purposes not for security reasons, the company that produces concrete stones used for road closures is owned by the security minister Mohamed Aboukar Islow while the Somali PM owns a great share…” said the former spokesman for the Somali security agencies.
He added that authorities should look an eye of mercy to the people impacted by the road closures which became a significant hindrance to business and livelihood in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
Somalia has been ranking top in corruption; however, what is shocking about the sentiments of the former spokesman for the Somali security agencies is that the PM and his ministers are making illicit business by preying on the very people they were selected to serve.
Source By: Somali Guardian