Somaliland: New Faces Join Cabinet as others Exit in a Major Government Reshuffle

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    Somaliland: New Faces Join Cabinet as others Exit in a Major Government Reshuffle

    Hargeysa (Horseednews.com) As Ali Shombe returns to the diplomatic corps as envoy to Ethiopia and Waran'ade rejoins politics as special advisor to president Silanyo By: Yusuf M Hasan Somaliland su. -In a major realignment of the administration 1

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Hargeysa (Horseednews.com) As Ali Shombe returns to the diplomatic corps as envoy to Ethiopia and Waran'ade rejoins politics as special advisor to president Silanyo By: Yusuf M Hasan Somaliland su. -In a major realignment of the administration 10 members of the cabinet and three foreign representatives have lost their posts while the office of special advisor to the president has been created. The dismissals and subsequent replacement of senior government officials was revealed through a presidential decree no. JSL/M/XERM/249-4377/122016 released by the presidential press service in Hargeisa/The reshuffle effected by president Ahmed Mahmud Silanyo in which a new ministry of Tourism and Culture was created from its former perch as a department at the youth and sports ministry, and also affecting various parastatals the head of state said:On powers conferred upon my office by article 90 section 2 of the Somaliland constitution and in lieu of the imperatives of apt ministerial performance in public service and having ascertained capabilities and skills I hereby appoint the following citizens to ministerial duties as specified below1 Mr Hussein Abdi Boos, Minister of Water Development2 IMr. Abdirizaq Wabari Roble, Minister of Youth and Sports3 Mr, Kadhar Haji Yusuf Abdilahi, Minister of Touyri8sm and Culture4 Mr. Mohamed Ahmed Obsiye, Minister of Labour and Social Services5 Mr. Mohamed Ibrahim Adan (Qabyo-tire),Minister of Planning and National Coordination6 Mr. Mahmud Warsame Jama. State minister for Trade and Investment7 Mr Mustafa Mahmud Ali Bile, Deputy minister Councils coordination, research and Technology8 Mr Ahmed Hashi Abdi, Deputy presidency minister9 Mr Guleid Abdi Hasan, Deputy information and national guidance minister10 Mr. Liban Yusuf Osman, Deputy public works, housing and transport minister11 Mr. Mustafa Farah Abraar, State minister for Defence12 Mr Ali Mahmud Ali Samatar, Deputy posts and Telecommunications minister13 Mr Ahmed Hussein Roble (Axmed Joqor), deputy education minister14 Mr Mohamed Sh Omar Hasan , deputy minister tourism and culture15 Mr Kadhar Ahmed Diriye, State minister for Justice16 Mr Yusuf Ismail Umal Mudane, (Yucuboole), state minister for finance17 Mr Abdiqadir Sh Mahmud Warsame, deputy minister fisheries and coastal development18 Mr Ahmed Mahmud Nuur, deputy minister Trade and investment

On the regional administration and upon justifying article 90, section 110 of the Somaliland constitution as source of his authority in addition to having verified upon their ability to undertake public service in the capacity of regional governors, president Silanyo announced the following appointments1 Mr. Ahmed Mohamed Alin (Tiimbaro), Governor Maroodi-jeeh (Hargeisa) Region2 Mr. Abdi Khayre Dirir, Governor Sool Region3 Mr Mahmud Ali Sulreiman (Ramaax), Governor Toghdeer region4 Mr. Mahmud Ahmed Mohamed, Deputy governor Sool region

Similarly the Somaliland president and in conformity with Article 90 section 3 K appointed the following to the positions of Director General s (Ministerial and Parastatals chief operating officers)1 Ahmed Abokor Mohamed, DG ministry of information2 Mahmud Ismail Elmi (Deeq), DG Civil Service commission3 Jama Ahmed Abdirahman, DG Ministry of Justice4 Mohamed Elmi Adan (Ilka-case), DG ministry of labour and social services5 Elmi Abdirahman Ashur, DG ministry of interior in charge of Administration, Regional administration and local governments6 Mohamed Geedi Ainanshe, DG Quality control commission and7 Mohamed Adan Hirsi (Vitamin), DG Anti corruption and good governance commission

On the imperatives of an apt foreign policy implementation the president who attributed powers conferred on his office by article 90, section 3 R of the Somaliland constitution president Silanyo made the following appointments to the diplomatic corps1 Ms Ayan Mohamed Ashur , Representative to the United Kingdom2 Ali Hussein Ismail Jirde (Ali Shoombe), Representative to Ethiopia3 Ambassador Abdifatah Saeed Ahmed Guleid, Representative to Djibouti4 Zackaria Hasan Wais, Representative to Sweden

And in conformity to article 90 section 3 T that empowers him and his office with authority to manage state agencies, President Silanyo made the following appointments1 Mohamed Abdi Ibrahim (Dhoobaale), Governor Central Bank2 Nasir Ay-jeeh , Executive Director Somaliland national aids agency –SOLNAC3 Kadhar Mohamed Akule, General Manager Somaliland national TV4 Mohamed Ali Elmi (Daarood), Manager Hargeisa water agency5 Mohamed Abdirahman Libaan, deputy manager state printing agency and6 Ahmed Daud Geedi, Accountant GeneralIn addition to the re-establishment of the ministry of tourism and culture formerly a department under the ministry of youth and sports and in adherence to article 90 of the Somaliland constitution the Somaliland head of state created the new office of special advisor while appointing others to join his pool of advisors on various issues i.e1 Mohamed Ali Waran’ade, Special presidential advisor2 Abib Ahmed Ali, presidential Advisor on minerals and3 Abdilahi Haji Jama Ali , presidential advisor on Centrals bankMudaneyaal iyo MarwooyinFinally upon thanking outgoing senior administration officials for their serviced to the public president Silanyo announced that he has relieved off duties the following

1 Bashe Ali Jama outgoing Minister of Water Development2 Abdilahi Farah Maydhane, minister of youth and sports3 Omar Sh Mohamed Farah (Cumar Yare), minister labour and social services4 Boos Mire Mohamed , state minister Finance5 Ahmednuur Aw Abdi Shair , deputy education minister6 Ms Shikri Harir , deputy information and national guidance7 Abdi Mohamed Hirad, deputy minister pubic works8 Saeed Abdi Mahmud , deputy minister trade and investment10 Osman Garad Sofe, deputy posts and telecommunications minister11 Ms Rooda Jama Elmi, Representative to Sweden12 Mohamed Warsame Ali Egal, Representative to Djibouti13 Ambassador Adan Ali Awale, Representative to the United Kingdom14 Ibrahim Siyad Yonis, Manager Hargeisa Water agency15 Abdi Ali Mahdi, General Manager Somaliland national TV16 Abdirashid Hirsi Dalmar Hasan, Deputy Governor Sool Region17 Nuradin Mohamed Abdilahi, DG Quality Control Commission18 Hasan Adan Geedi, DG Civil Service Commission19 Abdirahman Yusuf Ismail, Deputy minister Fisheries and coastal development20 Saeed Abdi Mahmud, Deputy minister Trade and investment

In conclusion presidential Silanyo who urged an expedited office handover, informed that all dictates of his decree number JSL/M/XERM/249-4377/122016 that include appointments, transfers and relieve of duties take effect immediately, that is as from 3rd December 2016

Source: Somaliland SUn


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