Somali PM Abdiweli appeals for peace during Eid days

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Addis Ababa, 30 July 2014 (WIC) ¬ - Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed has appealed for Somali people to maintain peace and rebuild the country as the first day of Eidul Fitr starts,  Radio RBC reported.

Giving his nation address at the Eidul Fitr occasion in the Villa Somalia on Monday shortly after the Eid Prayers, Prime Minister Abdiweli called on all Somalis to join the peace efforts made by the government and agree to an end of the chronic violence in the country.

“I would say let us take advantage of these valuable days of happiness and celebrations to put our efforts to gain peace and prosperity, and stop violence and let us forgive among us,” he said.

The Prime Minister also called on the fighters of al Shabaab to renounce violence against the people of Somalia and join peaceful ranks as he said the government will have nothing to do with those fully comply with the country’s laws and renounce killing fellow Somalis.
“These are Eid days, they are days of helping each other, we must not forget our brothers and sisters who can not afford anything to eat or drink,” he added calling on the business people to to help the most poor families.
The Prime Minister’s message was the second one during the Ramadan calling on al Shabab fighters to stop killing fellow Somalis as the group maintained its attacks in the capital killing 132 during Ramadan month.