SOMALIA / NEW CONSTITUTION

16-May-2018 00:03:15
A three-day gathering on a new constitution for Somalia ended Tuesday with an assurance from the country’s leader, President Mohamed Abdullahi ‘Farmaajo,’ that the Horn of Africa country will have a new constitution ahead of schedule – before the end of next year. UNSOM
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STORY: SOMALIA / NEW CONSTITUTION
TRT: 03:15
SOURCE: UNSOM
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: SOMALI /ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 15 MAY 2018, MOGADISHU, SOMALIA
SHOTLIST
1. Wide shot, participants in the conference hall
2. Med shot, participants waving the Somali flag
3. Close up, Somali flag
4. Wide shot, participants listening
5. Med shot, SRSG Michael Keating and Constitutional Affairs Minister Abdirahman Hosh Jibril
6. Wide shot, Speaker of the House of the People, Mohamed Mursal Abdirahman
7. SOUNDBITE (Somali) Mohamed Mursal Abdirahman, Speaker of the House of the People:
“We are determined to put an end to the review and finalize Somalia’s constitution by 2018. The process of constitutional review has gone on for too long and this is the right time to put an end to it.”
8. Wide shot, participants
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Michael Keating, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Somalia:
“This is a major milestone for Somalia and I cannot tell you how happy I am to see this day and how proud I am to be the representative of the international community congratulating you on what is happening.”
10. Med shot, international partners at the convention
11. Close up, Mohamed Mursal Abdirahman, the Speaker of the House of the People
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Michael Keating, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Somalia:
“A successful constitutional review process is going to make (it) possible to achieve this agenda and to address the many challenges. And for it to succeed it requires to be approached in a spirit of reconciliation as well as ensuring that everyone accepts the legal basis upon which power is exercised in Somalia.”
13. Close up, a participant listening
14. SOUNDBITE (English) Michael Keating, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Somalia:
“The international community is very supportive of this process. Politically my colleagues in UN will do their best to provide technical advice and will also do our best to mobilize financial resources.”
15. Med shot, participants listening
16. SOUNDBITE (Somali) Abdirahman Hosh Jibril, Constitutional Affairs Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia:
“We are all working to finalize the writing of this constitution and facilitate ‘one-person one-vote’. I’m one of the oldest people here but I’m embarrassed that I’ve never had the privilege to vote. As a citizen of Somalia, I want to get an opportunity to say that I voted.”
17. SOUNDBITE (Somali) Mohamed Abdalla Salah, Deputy Chairperson of the Independent Constitutional Review and Implementation Commission (ICRIC):
“The national convention is calling for the following principles to be the basis for the review process; ownership of the process should be Somali-led and Somali-owned, the review process should be finalized by December 29, 2019.”
18. Close up, Mohamed Mursal Abdirahman, the Speaker of the House of the People, and Abdirahman Hosh Jibril, the Constitutional Affairs Minister
19. Wide shot, participants leaving

SHOTLIST:

A three-day gathering on a new constitution for Somalia ended Tuesday (15 May) with an assurance from the country’s leader, President Mohamed Abdullahi ‘Farmaajo,’ that the Horn of Africa country will have a new constitution ahead of schedule – before the end of next year.

In a message delivered by the Speaker of the House of the People, Mohamed Mursal Abdirahman, the president said, “We are determined to put to an end the review and finalize Somalia’s constitution by the end of 2018.”

Somalia is currently governed by a Provisional Constitution and the promulgation of a new and permanent constitution is expected before the country holds a ‘one-person, one-vote election’ in 2020.

The National Constitutional Convention, which drew more than 350 delegates from all sectors of Somali society, kicks off a review process that will address a number of unresolved constitutional issues, including the future status of Mogadishu and the sharing of powers and resources between the federal government and the Federal Member States.

Though the review timetable expects the new document to be ready by the end of 2019, in his message, President ‘Farmaajo’ said his government is determined to complete the process earlier, in line with an earlier promise to deliver a new constitution before the end of his four-year term. The president took office in 2017.

The country’s leader – currently on a state visit to Qatar – noted that the process of developing new laws to govern the country and replacing the Provisional Constitution, developed in 2012, had taken too long, adding that it was time Somalia had a new political charter. He also highlighted that a new constitution would unite the country, protect the rights of its citizens and help bring about political stability.

Also addressing the event, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, Michael Keating, praised the Somali government for its efforts in developing a timetable for the new constitution.

Keating said, “This is a major milestone for Somalia, and I cannot tell you how happy I am to see this day and how proud I am to be the representative of the international community congratulating you on what is happening.”

The UN envoy added that a successful review process should be approached in the spirit of unity and reconciliation, adding that he would mobilize financial resources from the international community to add to the $3 million pledged earlier this week by the Federal Government of Somalia to help conclude the process.

Keating also said, “Politically, my colleagues in UN will do their best to provide technical advice and will also do our best to mobilize financial resources.”

Others addressing the gathering included the Minister of Constitutional Affairs, Abdirahman Hos
STORYLINE
ALIA / NEW CONSTITUTION
TRT: 03:15
SOURCE: UNSOM
RESTRICTIONS: NONE
LANGUAGE: SOMALI /ENGLISH / NATS

DATELINE: 15 MAY 2018, MOGADISHU, SOMALIA

SHOTLIST:

1. Wide shot, participants in the conference hall
2. Med shot, participants waving the Somali flag
3. Close up, Somali flag
4. Wide shot, participants listening
5. Med shot, SRSG Michael Keating and Constitutional Affairs Minister Abdirahman Hosh Jibril
6. Wide shot, Speaker of the House of the People, Mohamed Mursal Abdirahman
7. SOUNDBITE (Somali) Mohamed Mursal Abdirahman, Speaker of the House of the People:
“We are determined to put an end to the review and finalize Somalia’s constitution by 2018. The process of constitutional review has gone on for too long and this is the right time to put an end to it.”
8. Wide shot, participants
9. SOUNDBITE (English) Michael Keating, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Somalia:
“This is a major milestone for Somalia and I cannot tell you how happy I am to see this day and how proud I am to be the representative of the international community congratulating you on what is happening.”
10. Med shot, international partners at the convention
11. Close up, Mohamed Mursal Abdirahman, the Speaker of the House of the People
12. SOUNDBITE (English) Michael Keating, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Somalia:
“A successful constitutional review process is going to make (it) possible to achieve this agenda and to address the many challenges. And for it to succeed it requires to be approached in a spirit of reconciliation as well as ensuring that everyone accepts the legal basis upon which power is exercised in Somalia.”
13. Close up, a participant listening
14. SOUNDBITE (English) Michael Keating, Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Somalia:
“The international community is very supportive of this process. Politically my colleagues in UN will do their best to provide technical advice and will also do our best to mobilize financial resources.”
15. Med shot, participants listening
16. SOUNDBITE (Somali) Abdirahman Hosh Jibril, Constitutional Affairs Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia:
“We are all working to finalize the writing of this constitution and facilitate ‘one-person one-vote’. I’m one of the oldest people here but I’m embarrassed that I’ve never had the privilege to vote. As a citizen of Somalia, I want to get an opportunity to say that I voted.”
17. SOUNDBITE (Somali) Mohamed Abdalla Salah, Deputy Chairperson of the Independent Constitutional Review and Implementation Commission (ICRIC):
“The national convention is calling for the following principles to be the basis for the review process; ownership of the process should be Somali-led and Somali-owned, the review process should be finalized by December 29, 2019.”
18. Close up, Mohamed Mursal Abdirahman, the Speaker of the House of the People, and Abdirahman Hosh Jibril, the Constitutional Affairs Minister
19. Wide shot, participants leaving

SHOTLIST:

A three-day gathering on a new constitution for Somalia ended Tuesday (15 May) with an assurance from the country’s leader, President Mohamed Abdullahi ‘Farmaajo,’ that the Horn of Africa country will have a new constitution ahead of schedule – before the end of next year.

In a message delivered by the Speaker of the House of the People, Mohamed Mursal Abdirahman, the president said, “We are determined to put to an end the review and finalize Somalia’s constitution by the end of 2018.”

Somalia is currently governed by a Provisional Constitution and the promulgation of a new and permanent constitution is expected before the country holds a ‘one-person, one-vote election’ in 2020.

The National Constitutional Convention, which drew more than 350 delegates from all sectors of Somali society, kicks off a review process that will address a number of unresolved constitutional issues, including the future status of Mogadishu and the sharing of powers and resources between the federal government and the Federal Member States.

Though the review timetable expects the new document to be ready by the end of 2019, in his message, President ‘Farmaajo’ said his government is determined to complete the process earlier, in line with an earlier promise to deliver a new constitution before the end of his four-year term. The president took office in 2017.

The country’s leader – currently on a state visit to Qatar – noted that the process of developing new laws to govern the country and replacing the Provisional Constitution, developed in 2012, had taken too long, adding that it was time Somalia had a new political charter. He also highlighted that a new constitution would unite the country, protect the rights of its citizens and help bring about political stability.

Also addressing the event, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Somalia, Michael Keating, praised the Somali government for its efforts in developing a timetable for the new constitution.

Keating said, “This is a major milestone for Somalia, and I cannot tell you how happy I am to see this day and how proud I am to be the representative of the international community congratulating you on what is happening.”

The UN envoy added that a successful review process should be approached in the spirit of unity and reconciliation, adding that he would mobilize financial resources from the international community to add to the $3 million pledged earlier this week by the Federal Government of Somalia to help conclude the process.

Keating also said, “Politically, my colleagues in UN will do their best to provide technical advice and will also do our best to mobilize financial resources.”

Others addressing the gathering included the Minister of Constitutional Affairs, Abdirahman Hosh Jibril, who is leading the review process, and the Vice-Chairperson of the Independent Constitutional Review and Implementation Commission (ICRIC), Mohamed Abdalla Salah.
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