Somalia: Hir-Shabelle State president visits Beledweyne
A high-level delegation led by the newly elected president of Hir-Shabelle Ali Abdullah Osoble has arrived in Beledweyne, the regional capital of Hiiraan in central Somalia on Thursday.
Mr Osoble and his entourage was welcomed at Beledweyne airport by officials from the region’s administration and has been escorted to the city’s administrative headquarter, reports said.
The new president of Hir-Shabelle is expected to hold meetings with local elders, including Ugaas Hassan Ugaas Khilaf, a clan chief who is vastly opposed to the formation of his administration.
Somali federal lawmakers and other high-ranking officials are reportedly accompanying the president on his trip to Beledweyne city, which becomes the first of its kind since his election in Jowhar just days ago.