Somalia has launched an email address calling on the public to offer advice and opinions to be considered by the government.
The Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire announced the email address: “firstname.lastname@example.org” on social media over the weekend with a message in the Somali language soliciting views from Somalis.
“Please send us your messages, suggestions and concerns through the following email. This office will give its priority to attend to it,” he tweeted on Sunday.
The post got a lot of responses with some Somalis praising the government for the initiative while others criticizing them for not heeding to advice in the past.
Mashallah, very good initiative.— MUHUMED (@Adow77) July 16, 2017
Not true that you want an opinion since I posted popular Somaliland freedom & you only want to do imposed union not democratic like S Bare—
ShakirNur (ShakirNur2) July 16, 2017
Thank you for taking this step…— HornafricMedia (@Hornafricmedia) July 17, 2017
Others also used the platform to share their opinions.
#AMISOM must go regardless of#Alshabab's strength.We shouldn't accept neocolonialism 4 fear of our own!— Abdirizak Adan (@Abdirik) July 16, 2017
Somalia should build strong military before AMISON return to their respective countries— Iam Mohamed Geido© (@mohamed_Geido) July 17, 2017
Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire was voted into office in March this year.
He promised to run a listening government that will address insecurity caused by homegrown Islamic extremist group, al-Shabaab, as well as fight corruption, develop and manage the country’s economy and implement justice.