Former president of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama has been appointed to represent the African Union in Somalia as their high representative. This was announced by the chairperson of AU Moussa Faki Mahamat. The announcement reads,” As the High Representative for Somalia's political track. “Former President John Dramani 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 added, “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”
Former President John Dramani Mahama will be supported by the AMISOM (African Union Mission to Somalia).