The African Union (AU) Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat has announced the appointment of former President of Ghana John Dramani Mahama as the High Representative to Somalia.
In a statement, Moussa Faki said, “As the High Representative for Somalia’s political track. Ex President Mahama will work with the Somali stakeholders to reach a mutually acceptable compromise towards an all-encompassing resolution for the holding of Somali elections in the shortest time possible.
In fulfilling his mandate, the High Representative will be supported by AMISOM to ensure that the mediation efforts and the peace support operation work together seamlessly.”
He further called on the Somali stakeholders to negotiate in good faith. He put Somalia’s interests and the well-being of the Somali people above all else to search for an inclusive settlement to the electoral crisis.