Abdirahman Dualle Beyle, the finance minister of Somalia said Monday that the government is now sufficient to pay the monthly salaries and stipends of its armed forces.
The minister announced the decision during his address to the national assembly in Mogadishu, where he presented a report on the country’s latest budget and fiscal document.
The government is planning to fill the gap after the US has suspended military aid to Somalia over corruption claims, a move that has a become a blow to the Federal Government.
Somali cabinet approved $340,060,149 for next year’s budget submitted by the ministry for Finance.
On the other hand, Somali minister for finance has also tabled $7 million supplementary budget before the House.
Beileh has urged the members to approve the amount to supplement the budget.