The MPs of Somalia’s Federal Parliament have overwhelming approved the 2017 budget, submitted by the Minister of Finance Abdirahman Dualle Beyle lasy Month.

According to the speaker of the national assembly Mohamed Sheikh Osman Jawari, 167 lawmakers, out of the 169 attended in the session voted in favor of budget, while the two others abstained from voting.

Abdiweli Ibrahim, the first deputy speaker of the parliament has requested the MPs to vote for the budget, after the parliamentary financial committee submitted for approval.

The passing of the $260 budget of 2017 came following two weeks of review and consultations by the finance committee of the Federal Parliament of Somalia.