The formal President of Ghana has been appointed as the African Union‘s (AU) High Representative to Somalia.
He is to help mediate between stakeholders towards a mutually acceptable compromise for the holding of electrons in the country.
The Chairperson of the AU Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat made the announcement in a statement on Sunday May 9, 2021, saying Mr Mahama will work with Somalia stakeholders to reach a mutually acceptable compromise. The stakeholders have failed to agree on an electoral calendar and on who should manage the polls.
”In fulfilling his mandate, Mahama will be supported by the peacekeepers serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) to ensure mediation efforts and the peace support operation work together seamlessly,”Moussa said.
Mr Moussa further urged the Somali stakeholders to negotiate in good faith and to make the interest of Somalia and the well-being of the Somali people above the search for an inclusive settlement to the electoral crisis.
”This should usher in a democratically elected government with the legitimacy and mandate to resolve the remaining outstanding political and constitutional issues that are posing a threat to the stability of the country and the region as a whole,” He added.