Somalia Gets New Cabinet

Somalia’s new prime minister Hassan Ali Khaire has named a 26-strong cabinet. Hassan Ali Khaire, who was appointed to the post by President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed in Feb 2017.

The prime minister named Abdirahman Duale Beyle as his finance minister and Yusuf Garaad Omar as foreign minister. Other appointments included Abdi Farah Juha, a political novice who was named interior minister.

The new cabinet ministers of Somali Federal government:

Mahdi Ahmed Guled (Khadari), Deputy Prime Minister
Iimaan Abdullahi Ali, Ministry of Religious Affairs
Abdi Farah Saiid, Ministry of Interior, Federal Affairs and reconciliation
Dr Abdirahman Dualle Beyleh, Ministry of Finance
Abdirashid Abdullahi Mohamed, Ministry of Defense
Yusuf Garad Omar, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International cooperation
Abdirahman Dahir Osman, Ministry of Education
Abdirahman Hoosh Jibril, Ministry of Constitutional affairs
Jamal Mohamed Hassan, Ministry of Planning, investment and economic promotion
Matyan Aweys, Ministry of ports and marine transport
Guled Hussein Qassim, Ministry of Information
Mohamed Abdullahi Salad, Ministery of Transport and Civil Aviation
Abdi Anshur Hassan, Ministry of Post, Telecommunications and Technology
Sheikh Nur Mohamed Hassan, Ministry of Livestock
Khadra Ahmed Dualle, Ministry of Commerce and Industry
Abbas Abdullahi Sheikh Siraji, Ministry of Public Works and Reconstruction
Deeqa Yasin Hajji Yusuf, Ministry of Women and human rights
Mohamed Abukar Islow Dualle, Ministry of Internal Security
Sa’iid Hussein Iid, Ministry of agriculture
Fowsiya Abiikar Nur, Ministry of Health and social care
Abdirahman Mohamed Abdi Hashi, Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources
Khadija Mohamed Diriye, Ministry of Youth and Sports
Eng. Abdirahman Omar Osman, Ministry of Information
Hassan Hussein Hajji, Ministry of Justice
Salah Ahmed Jama, Ministry of Works and Labor
Salim Aliyow Ibrow, Minister of Power and Water
Maryam Qasim Ahmed, Ministry of Humanitarian and Disaster Management

Somalia has been in turmoil since 1991, hit by decades of conflict at the hands of clan militias. President Mohamed was sworn after unseating Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, whose administration faced public and Western criticism for corruption scandals.