Garowe Online –

MOGADISHU, Somalia Apr 24 (Garowe Online) – Somalia’s interim government is embroiled in a bitter struggle for survival as upwards of 300 MPs seek to elect a new parliament Speaker. But a new dispute brewing between President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed and Finance Minister Sharif Hassan Sheikh Aden is worsening an already volatile situation, Radio Garowe reports.Inside sources tell Somali news agency Garowe Online that Finance Minister Sharif Hassan has been secretly encouraging Somali MPs to the resignation of parliament Speaker Sheikh Aden Mohamed “Madobe,” who has been in power since Feb. 2007.The sources add that the Finance Minister opposes parliamentary oversight and accountability regarding the management of government funds. Some MPs have already accused the Finance Minister of financial mismanagement, saying that the salary of lawmakers, troops, and civil servants is “missing.”

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