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STORY: Mohamed Abdi Waare inaugurated as the

second President of HirShabelle state


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DATELINE: 23/OCTOBER/2017, JOWHAR, SOMALIA

SHOT LIST:

1. Wide shot, plane landing at Jowhar Airstrip


2. Med shot, delegates getting off the plane
3. Wide shot, delegates being welcomed on arrival
4. Wide shot, delegates inside the Jowhar conference hall
5. Wide shot, federal state presidents of Jubbaland, South West, Puntland
and Galmudug at the ceremony
6. Med shot, Jubbaland, South West and Puntland federal state presidents at
the ceremony
7. Close up shot, Puntland federal president at the ceremony
8. Close up shot, Galmudug federal president at the ceremony
9. Med shot, Somalias Prime Minister, Hassan Ali Khayre, and other
government ministers at the ceremony
10. Close up shot, Somalias Prime Minister, Hassan Ali Khayre
11. Wide shot, Michael Keating, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-
General (SRSG) for Somalia greeting the Prime Minister, Hassan Ali Khayre
and federal state presidents, ministers of federal government and senators
12. SOUNDBITE: (SOMALI) MOHAMED ABDI WAARE, PRESIDENT OF
HIRSHABELLE STATE
We have applied the federal system as stipulated on that constitution, as I
have said before the federal system is in the constitution of the country, we
have implemented it and we have been elected through it. However, we have
diverse opinions, but we cannot accept rejection of the federal system. We
can initiate debate if the federal system is not in our interest. We can discuss
the way forward if we believe that we have adopted federalism in a rush. If we
also discuss and say the federal system is not good for us, it means that all of
us sitting here, including the Prime Minister, are unconstitutional.

12. Close up shot, Olgan Bekar, Turkish Ambassador to Somalia and SRSG
Michael Keating attend the ceremony
13. Med shot, Turkish Ambassador, Olgan Bekar, and SRSG Michael Keating
14. Close up shot, Simon Mulongo, Deputy Special Representative of the
Chairperson of the African Union Commission for Somalia attending the
ceremony
15. SOUNDBITE: (SOMALI) HASSAN ALI KHAYRE; PRIME MINISTER OF
SOMALIA
"We have a lot of work before us starting with you, since you are the youngest
of the federal states. It is important for us to cooperate and work together on
reconciliation, forgiveness, trust and giving care to all the residents of
HirShabelle. It is also our responsibility to work with you and other states on
building government institutions to ensure devolution of the federal system,
maintenance of security and stabilization of all regions. Since we are in
HirShabelle, the federal government will have close collaboration with you.

13. Wide shot, Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre and Federal states
presidents
14. SOUNDBITE: (ENGLISH) MICHAEL KEATING; SPECIAL
REPRESENTATIVE OF THE UN SECRETARY-GENERAL (SRSG) FOR
SOMALIA
This ceremony is taking place as we are still in mourning after the terrible
events of 14 October. Every man, every woman, every Somali has been
affected. But the response has been amazing. It has been the most
extraordinary act of solidarity between the local people, government,
business, civil society, the international community, it has been very
impressive. The deaths of those people must not be in vain.

15. SOUNDBITE: (SOMALI) HASSAN ALI KHAYRE; PRIME MINISTER OF


SOMALIA
"We learnt lessons from the incident of 14 October, Al-Shabaab militants sent
us their last message, a message which shows that they dont care for a
mother, a father, children, elderly people, rich, poor, elite, non-elite, healthy
and sick persons. They sent us a message that they had decided to wipe
Somalis from the face of the earth. Therefore, I welcome the speeches of the
leaders who addressed the participants before me. We need to stand up and
unite so that such an incident doesnt happen to us again.

16. Med shot, senators, scores of lawmakers at the ceremony


17. Close up shot, Somalia flag and the HirShabelle state flag
18. SOUNDBITE: (ENGLISH) MICHAEL KEATING; SPECIAL
REPRESENTATIVE OF THE UN SECRETARY-GENERAL (SRSG) FOR
SOMALIA
The international community wants to continue supporting Somalia to tackle
all these challenges, to invest in security, to build institutions, to generate
revenue, to provide services and so on. But the key to progress is not
foreigners. It is Somalis, it is Somali leadership, it is Somali ownership, and it
is Somalis willingness to resolve their problems and work on behalf of all the
people.

19. Wide shot, flags


Mohamed Abdi Waare inaugurated as the second President of
HirShabelle state

HirShabelle, 24 October 2017 - The newly elected President of


HirShabelle state, Mohamed Abdi Waare, was inaugurated yesterday in
a colourful ceremony attended by Somalias Prime Minister Hassan Ali
Khayre, the countrys federal state member presidents, the Special
Representative of the UN Secretary General (SRSG) for Somalia, Michael
Keating, and other representatives of the international community.

Also in attendance were ministers from the federal government,


members of the federal parliament and hundreds of Jowhar residents.

In his inaugural speech, the HirShabelle President called on the federal


government and federal states to respect the federal system, which he
noted has been widely accepted across the country.

We have applied the federal system as stipulated in the constitution. As


I have said before, the federal system is in the constitution of the
country, we have implemented it and we have been elected through it.
We cannot accept the rejection of the federal system. However, we have
diverse opinions. We can initiate debate if the federal system is not in
our interest, President Waare observed.

Mr. Waare was elected President on 16 September after his


predecessor, Ali Abdullahi Osoble, was impeached by the states regional
assembly.

The Prime Minister welcomed the election of President Waare to lead


the newest federal member state in Somalia and promised to cooperate
not only with the HirShabelle administration but also with other federal
states.

"We have a lot of work before us starting with you, since you are the
youngest of the federal states. It is important for us to cooperate and
work together on reconciliation, forgiveness, trust and giving care to all
the residents of HirShabelle. It is also our responsibility to work with you
and other states in building government institutions to ensure
devolution of the federal system, maintenance of security and the
stabilization of all regions, Khayre said.

In his remarks, Mr. Keating commended Somalis and the international


community for their response in providing emergency support to victims
of the recent Mogadishu bombings that claimed more than 300 lives and
left hundreds more injured.

This ceremony is taking place as we are still in mourning after the


terrible events of 14 October. Every man, every woman, every Somali
has been affected, but the response has been amazing. It has been the
most extraordinary act of solidarity between the local people,
government, business, civil society and the international community.
The deaths of those people must not be in vain, the SRSG added.

The Prime Minister described the attack as proof that the militant group
al-Shabaab has decided to wipe Somalis from the face of the earth.

We learnt lessons from the incident of 14 October. Al-Shabaab militants


sent us their last message, a message which shows that they dont care
for a mother, a father, children, elderly people, rich, poor, elite, non-
elite, healthy and sick persons, said Prime Minister Khayre, who called
on the entire country to unite and prevent the group from carrying out
such an attack in the future.

The SRSG noted that the Mogadishu bombings came at a time when
Somalia was making progress on a number of political, security and
economic development issues.

He underscored the international communitys readiness to help


Somalia overcome the challenges that hinder progress and
development. But Mr. Keating also noted that the ultimate responsibility
for solving the problems facing the nation lies with the Somalis
themselves.

The international community wants to continue supporting Somalia to


tackle all these challenges, to invest in security, to build institutions, to
generate revenue, to provide services. But the key to progress is not the
foreigners. It is Somalis, it is Somali leadership, it is Somali ownership,
and it is Somalis willingness to resolve their problems and work on
behalf of all the people, he stated.