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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

CONSULTATIVE MEETING ON ENDING THE TRANSITION IN SOMALIA

Statement on Adoption of the Roadmap Mogadishu, 6 September 2011   1.    The first Consultative Meeting on Ending the Transition was held in Mogadishu from 4 to 6 September 2011. 2.    The Meeting was addressed by H.E. Sheikh Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, President of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG), Hon. Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan, Speaker of the Transitional Federal Parliament (TFP), H.E Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, Prime Minister of the TFG, Abdirahman Mohamed Mohamud, President of the Puntland State of Somalia, Mohamed Ahmed Alin, President of the Galmudug State of Somalia, and Hon. Wafula Wamunyinyi, Deputy Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission. The Meeting was facilitated by Augustine P. Mahiga, Special Representative of United Nations Secretary-General. 3.    Delegates included members of the TFIs, Puntland State of Somalia, Galmudug State of Somalia and Ahlu Sunna Wal Jama’a. Approximately three dozen stakeholders from the international community also participated in the proceedings, including: regional organisations, namely: European Union, Inter-Governmental Authority on Development, League of Arab States and Organisation of the Islamic Conference. 4.    A special session on the humanitarian crisis and ongoing drought was held, during which the UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Mark Bowden briefed participants. 5.    The Meeting considered four priority tasks for ending the Transition before 20 August 2012, namely: Security, Constitution, Reconciliation and Good Governance and adopted the Roadmap outlined in Annex 1 and, agreed to the following principles for its implementation: ·         Somali Ownership: The TFG shall lead the process of the implementation of the Roadmap, working with TFP, regional entities, and all sectors of society, including women, business community, religious leaders, elders and youth. ·         Inclusivity and Participation: The implementation of the priority tasks in the Roadmap shall be inclusive with participation of the TFG, TFP, Puntland State of Somalia, Galmudug, ASWJ and Civil Society. ·         Resources: The TFIs and the international community undertake to provide timely support for the implementation of the Roadmap in line with a Resource Mobilization Plan with milestones which shall be agreed within 21 days. Financial support by the international community shall be on a results basis and contingent upon the implementation of the priority tasks in the Roadmap. ·         In view of the limited time and resources, the TFIs and international community should, to the extent possible, hold meetings inside Somalia to allow the TFIs to devote more time to the implementation of the Roadmap.  ·         Monitoring and Compliance: The implementation of the Roadmap shall be monitored on a continuous basis and appropriate measures taken to ensure compliance with the benchmarks and timelines in accordance with the Kampala Accord. 6.    Within 14 days a Technical Committee composed of the TFIs, regional entities, ASWJ, and regional organisations including: (IGAD, EAC, AU, AMISOM, League of Arab States, EU and UN shall be formed to facilitate cooperation and collaboration among the Somali parties and with its international partners to implement the Roadmap. The Committee shall work from Mogadishu. 7.    Finally, the Meeting expressed gratitude to AMISOM and troop contributing countries namely, Uganda and Burundi, and Somali forces for the sacrifices they continue to make to advance the cause to peace and stability in Somalia. Signed on this day, 6 September 2011, in Mogadishu, Somalia       ................................................       H.E Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, Prime Minister of the TFG,     ................................................   ................................................   ................................................ Abdi Farah Saeed, Minister of Education, Puntland State of Somalia Mohamed Ali-Nur Hagi, Minister of Int. Cooperation, Galmudug Khalif Abdulkadir Moalin Noor Head of the Delegation, ASWJ   ................................................     Augustine P. Mahiga, SRSG   ................................................ ................................................ ................................................ Hon. Wafula Wamunyinyi, DSRCC Mohamed Said Omar, Senior Governance & Policy Advisor IGAD Mohamed Idris, Head of League of Arab States Mission in Somalia ANNEX 1: SOMALIA END OF TRANSITION ROADMAP Benchmark 1: Security  –  (a) Improved Security in Mogadishu and the rest of  Somalia Key Tasks  and Timeline Responsibility Resources Compliance (a)     An inclusive JSC through bi-monthly meetings in Mogadishu to address key security issues and challenges facing Somalia;     (b)     National Security and Stabilization Plan (NSSP) approved and being implemented by 19 October 2011. Over the next 12 months implement the following priority areas:                                 (I)      Establishment of basic administrative structures and extending maintenance of law and order in areas which have recently come under TFG control and ensure that Somali regional forces being included within NSSP remit;                               (II)      Enhanced TFG integration and coordination role in co-opting local militia under its authority;                              (III)      Regional/District Security Committees for coordinating/facilitating civilian security, law and order established;                             (IV)      Disengaging fighters / Defectors / Surrendees program being implemented;                               (V)      Prevention of the presence of children in the armed forces;                            (VI)      Efforts being made on protection of civilians from all armed violence, adherence to international Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law ---JSC; Ministers: Defense, Interior and National Security, Finance, Planning and Heads of National Security Agencies, Observer status -Puntland State of Somalia, Galmudug State of Somalia, ASWJ) ---TFP: Speaker and Parliamentary Committee on Security; JSC, regional entities including ASWJ --Heads of National Security Agencies; --UN, AU, IGAD  and key member states involved in supporting Security Sector Development   ----JSC Secretariat; Meeting Schedule; Office Space; ---Secretariat Staff; ---Budget; ---Funding; ---Workplan --Senior Security Experts ---Trainings   *** (2 day) JSC structured meetings expanded to include regional entities and ASWJ.   **Disseminate National Security Stabilization Plan with regional entities before adoption; ***Basic administrative structures; ***Inclusion of Somali regional forces within NSSP remit; ***Integration and coordination of local militia ***District and Security Committees; ***Defector program;   Benchmark 1: Security  – (b) Effective maritime security and counter piracy policy and strategy Key Tasks and Timeline Responsibility Resources Compliance (a)     Effective maritime security and counter piracy policy and legislation in conjunction with regional entities including Puntland State of Somalia and Somaliland established by 20 January 2012; to prevent piracy and protect Somalia natural resources. In particular:                     (I)      EEZ declared by 19 December 2011;                  (II)      Appoint a Counter Piracy Coordinator under a designated Minister by 19 December 2011;                 (III)      Establish Somali Maritime Police Force/Coastguard(s)/Coastal monitoring capability, coordinated with land police force(s);                (IV)      Agreed maritime security strategy with the regions and other governments including through Kampala Process by March 2012                  (V)      Develop programmes for anti-piracy community engagement and linked coastal economic projects by 20 December 2011 and begin implementation by 20 March 2012                (VI)      Build capacity to prosecute, try and imprison piracy and maritime law case by 18 May 2012;               (VII)      Enact Anti-Piracy Legislation by 18 May 2012 --Min of Fisheries, Min of Transport and Ports, Min of Interior and National Security, Somali Mission to UN, AU, IGAD, regional entities including ASWJ ---Prime Minister special envoy for EEZ issues ---Kampala Process, Secure funding, Resources Mobilization ---Contact Group on Piracy of the Coast of Somalia implementation; --Counter Maritime Piracy Legislation, agreement between TFG and other administrations     Benchmark 2: Constitution -  (a) the Draft Constitution finalized for adoption   Key Tasks and Timeline Responsibility Resources Compliance   (a)     TFG policy decision on how to proceed with the constitutional process by 19 September 2011. (b)     Committee of Somali Experts (maximum 9 persons including up to 4  women)  appointed by 19 September 2011 to support the preparation of Draft Constitution;   (c)      Begin Consultations with Stakeholders on Federalism and Decentralized System of Administration and other contentious issues by 19 October 2011; (d)     Stakeholders Consultative Meetings to discuss Federalism and Decentralized System of Administration and resolution of other contentious issues by 19 November 2011; (e)     Transitional Federal Charter amended by 19 December 2011 to enable the constitutional process to proceed; (f)       Stakeholders Report on Federalism and Decentralized System of Administration and resolution of contentious issues completed by 30 December  2011; (g)     Draft Constitution published by 20 January   2012; and Stakeholders Consultative Meetings held by 20 March  2012 to validate Draft Constitution; Final Draft Constitution published by 18 May 2012; --Prime Minister, Minister for Constitution,  --Prime Minister and Minister for Constitution; Speaker,  in consultation with all Stakeholders --IFCC, and Committee of Experts, --Technical Committee, Committee of Experts, SRSG --Speaker, Minister for Constitution, and PCC, IFCC, Committee of Experts --IFCC, Committee of Experts,     --As above --IFCC and Committee of Somali Expert Secretariat --External Experts and Support Staff; Funding, International Experts, Trainings, Capacity Building --Budget and Work plan --Focus Group Discussions --Draft Amendments --Civic Education --Public Information ---Capacity Building --Publication and Dissemination of Report  **Progress report **Committee of Expert appointed **Stakeholders Report and Resolutions **Thematic and Stakeholders Consultation  Meetings, **Charter Amended **Stakeholders Consultation Report **Draft Constitution **Stakeholder Meeting **Final Draft Constitution   Benchmark 2: Constitution -  (b) the Draft Constitution  adopted Key Tasks and Timeline Responsibility Resources Compliance (a)     Appoint Joint Committee (TFG, TFP, Regional Administrations, Experts, CSO representatives – Maximum 15 persons including 5 women)  by 19 September 2011; to undertake preparation for adoption of the Draft Constitution;  (b)     Preparatory Plan and Report for provisional adoption of the Draft Constitution completed by 15 November 2011; (c)      High Level Consultative Meeting to discuss the process for federating Somalia through development of the State Governments, Regional and District Administrations held by 19 October 2011 the Meeting should also agree on Preparatory Plan for provisional adoption of the Draft Constitution; (d)     Begin the preparation for provisional adoption of the Draft Constitution by 20 January 2012; (e)     Preparation for provisional adoption of the Draft Constitution completed by 19 April  2012; (f)       Begin provisional adoption process for the Draft Constitution by 20 April 2012;  Draft Constitution to be adopted by 1 July 2012; (g)     Constitutional Referendum held in accordance with the provisions of the New Constitution ---President, Speaker, Prime Minister in consultation with all Stakeholders ---Joint Committee ---President, Prime Minister, Speaker, Regional Administrations, Technical Committee CSO, IFCC,SRSG ---Speaker, Minister for Constitution, Joint Committee, PCC, , Technical Committee ---Joint Committee, Technical Committee, IFCC --Modalities for adoption --Reformed Parliament, Technical Committee, IMG, ---ToR for Joint Committee, Budget, Work plan, International Experts, Secretariat, Resource Mobilization, Training ---Dissemination ---Stakeholders Meeting Budget and Planning Process ---Joint Report, Stakeholders Agreement, Draft Amendment, --Dates and sequencing of elections ---Preparatory Plan --Election Plan and Oversight Mechanisms ***Joint Committee appointed   ***Report of the Joint Committee ***Stakeholders Meeting facilitated by SRSG held ***Stakeholders agreement on reform and the modalities for adoption of draft constitution ***Reformed Parliament ***Preparation Plan ***Draft Constitution Adopted and Elections Benchmark 2: Constitution : (c) Parliamentary Reform   Key Tasks  and Timeline Responsibility Resources Compliance   (a)     Progress Report on Reform of Parliament by Parliamentary Committee on Reform by 19 September 2011; the Committee to Recommend immediate reforms aimed at making TFP effective to implement the Roadmap; (b)     Reform of TFP to begin by 19 September 2011 and completed by 19 November 2011; (c)      Appoint Joint Committee (TFG, TFP, Regional Administrations, Civil Society and Experts - not more than 15 persons including 5 women) by 19 September 2011 to consult and prepare recommendations and modalities for establishing a new Federal Parliament under a new Federal Constitution. The size and criteria of the new Parliament shall be determined by the Constituent Assembly. All Federal States must be based on the Transitional Federal Charter. The Government shall encourage the formation of new Federal States based on the TFC (d)     Report of the Joint Committee on establishment of a new Federal Parliament under new Federal Constitution ready by 19 November  2011,   (e)     Stakeholders Consultative Meeting held by 19 November 2011 to agree on establishment of a new Federal Parliament under new Federal Constitution; (f)       Stakeholders Agreement on establishment of new Federal Parliament under new Federal Constitution included in the Draft Constitution by 20 January 2012; --Speaker, TFP Reform Committee;   ---Speaker and TFP Reform Committee ----TFG, TFP, Regional Administrations and Technical Committee,   --Joint Committee,   ---Joint Committee, TFG, TFP, Regional Administrations and Technical Committee, AU, IGAD ---SRSG ---Appointment Letter, Terms of Reference of the Joint  Committee, Parliamentary  Experts, Workshop Work plan, and Budget ---Technical Committee     *** Recommendations for Reforms   *** Reforms to Implement the Roadmap ***Joint Committee Appointed ***Report of the Joint Committee ***Stakeholders Meeting   ***Stakeholders Agreement and Report included in Draft Constitution   Benchmark 2: Constitution (d) Elections and Constitutional Referendum   Key Tasks  and Timeline Responsibility Resources Compliance   (a)     Enact legislative  framework for the Interim Electoral Commission (b)     Appoint Competent Members of an Interim Independent  Electoral Commission (maximum 9 persons and up to 4 women) by 19 September 2011; to undertake preparations for elections (c)      Prepare guidelines for elections and/or selection of Members of Parliament, State and Regional, and District/Local Administrations, the nomination of candidates, the registration of citizens as voters, the conduct of elections and referendum, the regulation and supervision of elections by 20 December 2011 (d)     Enact legislation on Elections including the formation and registration of Political Parties by 30 December 2011; (e)     Prepare plans for Elections and/or Selection/Nomination for Members of Parliament, District/Local Administrations, Registration of Political Parties, Registration of Voters, Voter Education, Civic Education by 20 January 2012;  preparations plan to be ready by 20 May 2012; (f)       Begin the Selection/Nomination for Members of Federal Parliament, District/Local Administrations by 20 May 2012; and complete the process by 20 June 2012; (g)     Undertake Elections (direct or indirect) for Members of Parliament, and  District/Local Administrations, and President by 20 August 2012 ---Speaker, TFP, Minister for Constitution --President, Speaker, Prime Minister in consultation with all Stakeholders ---Interim Independent Electoral Commission; ---Speaker, Prime Minister, TFP, ---Interim Independent Electoral Commission; Minister for Interior and National Security; and UN, AU, IGAD ---As above ---Interim Independent Electoral Commission, Puntland State of Somali, UN, AU, IGAD ---Appointment Letter, Members of the Commission;   Committees, Workshop Work plan, and Budget --- *** Members of Interim Independent Electoral Commission appointed ***Guidelines Prepared ***Legislation on Elections and Political Parties   ***Elections Plans and Political Parties Formed ***Selection and Nomination for MPs   ***Elections (direct or indirect)      Benchmark 3: Political Outreach and Reconciliation Key Tasks and Timeline Responsibility Resources Compliance (a)     Convene High Level Committee Meeting by 19 September 2011 to implement reconciliation with regional entities including ASWJ based on  previous agreements and thereafter initiate dialogues and engagement with other groups in Somalia  (regional entities should be based on TFC) (b)     TFG in consultation with regional entities including ASWJ to prepare National Reconciliation Plan including resolving inter-clan disputes, inclusive outreach strategy to be approved by parliament  by 1 October 2011. (c)      Reform, Revitalize National Reconciliation Commission by 1 October 2011 (d)     Support regional entities including ASWJ to coordinate and support local level reconciliation and peace building initiatives across the country by 19 November  2011; (e)     Subject to security visit all regions under the TFG and allied regional entities by 19 November 2011; and/or establish the modalities for supporting and working/establishing  local administrations; (f)       Activate the existing Peace Committees within regional entities and facilitate the establishment of new ones by 19 November er 2011 to facilitate local/grass roots reconciliation and peace building initiatives; --President, Speaker, Prime Minister, Council of Ministers, regional entities including ASWJ   ---TFG, TFP, --TFG, TFP, Minister for Constitution and Reconciliation, Minister for Interior and National Security, regional entities including ASWJ --AS above- --President, Prime Minister, Speaker   --High Level Meeting in Somalia --Reconciliation Council, Secretariat, Office, Staff, Budget, Resource Mobilization, Work Plan ---District Peace and Security Committees, -Budget and Work plan, Coordination Mechanisms -Regions and local administrations to visit, basic social service to population --Resource Mobilization **High Level Committee meeting convened in Somalia--Reconciliation Council **Report on District Peace and Security Committees established--Report number of regions and local administration visited, modalities for working with local administrations, basic services **Modalities for working with local administrations being implemented   Benchmark 4: Good Governance: (a)Transparency and Accountability Key Tasks  and Timeline Responsibility Resources Compliance (a)     Enhance mechanisms for greater coordination and information sharing between  Somali and international development and humanitarian agencies  by 19 September 2011; (b)     Enact legislation and implement measures by 19 October 2011 to fight corruption and abuse of public offices at all levels of government including (local and regional); (c)      Appoint Competent Members of an Interim Independent  Anti-Corruption Commission (maximum 9 persons including 4 women) by 19 November  2011; (d)     Appoint a Competent Task Force by 19 December 2011 to prepare report of all TFG revenues, receipts and expenditures, airport taxes, landing fees, parking fees, over flight fees, port fees and charges including wharfage charges and fees, telecommunications and including from donors, etc; --Minister for Planning, Interior and National Security, Technical Committee ---Prime Minister, President TFP, TC -Interim Anti-Corruption and Commission, Technical Committee, Minister for Justice --Prime Minister, Minister for Finance, Planning, Trade ---Minister for Finance, Auditor General, Accountant General ---Prime Minister, Minister for Planning,   --Meeting with Aid Agencies to review coordination mechanism --Team to undertake Analysis of all Receipts and Expenditures for all TFG Revenues and Income; --Experts, Field Study – Audit Exercise, Capacity Building **Report on coordination and information sharing; **Enhance coordination mechanisms; ***Interim ACC Members ***Measures and Impact on Corruption Report; **Task Force Appointed *** Task Force Report ***Fiscal Budget passed by Parliament ***Measures and Impact   Benchmark 4: Good Governance (b)Public Finance Management Key Tasks  and Timeline Responsibility Resources Compliance (a)     Ensure that all government revenues are collected using official government documents and recorded according to the law and deposited to the Consolidated Fund at the Central Bank by 19 December 2011 (b)     Comprehensive Report on all TFG Revenues and Expenditure completed by 20 January 2012; (c)      Review and update existing Civil Service Code/Law  by 20 January 2012; (d)     Formulate and approve a National Fiscal Budget for the year 2011/2012 by 31 December 2011; (e)     Initiate the process to develop a National Development and Recovery Strategy by 20 February 2012 --Prime Minister, Minister for Finance, Planning, Trade , Interior   ---Minister for Finance, Auditor General, Accountant General   ---Prime Minister, Minister for Planning, ---Ministry of Finance National Civil Service Commission, Ministry of Labour, ----Minister for Finance --Meeting with Aid Agencies to review coordination mechanism --Team to undertake Analysis of all Receipts and Expenditures for all TFG Revenues and Income; --Experts, Field Study – Audit Exercise, Capacity Building ******Fiscal Budget passed by Parliament ***Measures and Impact Report on Appointment and Discipline of Public Servants  

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