Somalia’s Prime Minister announces new cabinet

Somalia Prime Minister Hamze Abdi Barre announced on Tuesday a new cabinet,  after more than a month of consultations.

26 ministers, 24 state ministers and 25 deputy ministers, and 75 members of the cabinet must be approved by parliament to begin the final mandate.

President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud appointed Hamza Abdi Barre as the country’s new prime minister on June 15,  and Barre got approved on June 25. Robow, who has been under house arrest for the last three years, also used to serve as a deputy leader of al-Shabab, the al-Qaeda-linked armed group.

Salah Ahmed Jama, former minister of constitutional and member of Somalia’s upper house, was appointed as the deputy prime minister.

Prime Minister Hamya Abdi Barre,  has appointed a former spokesman and deputy leader of the al-Shabab Islamist group as religious affairs minister.

In the new government, Minister Abdulkadir Mohamed Nur was re-elected Minister of Defense.

The list of ministers nominated is:

1- Salah Ahmed Jama, Deputy Prime Minister.
2- Mukhtar Robow, Endowment and Religion
3- Hassan Mo’alim, Justice and Constitution
4- Ahmed Mo’alim Fiqi, Interior, Federal and Reconciliation.
5- Dr Elmi Mohamud Nur, Finance
6- Abdulkadir Mohamed Nur Minister of  Defence
7- Abshir Omar Huruse, Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
8- Farah Sheikh Abdulqadir, Minister of Education
9- Mohamud Abdirahman Beenabeene, Planning and Investment
10 – Gen Abdullahi Ahmed Ilka-jir, Ports and Transportation
11 – Fardowsa Osman Dhore, Air and Land Transport
12- Jama Hassan Khalif, Post and Telecommunications.
13- Hassan Hussein Elaay, Animal Husbandry
14- Jibril Abdirashid Nur, Industrial and Trade
15- Ismail Abdirahman Bashir, Public Works and Housing
16 – Khadija Mohamed Diriye, Women and Human Rights
17- Dr Abdirisak Omar Mohamed, Petroleum and Minerals
18- Mohamed Ahmed Doodishe, Internal Security
19- Ahmed Madobe Nunow, Agriculture and Irrigation
20 – Dr Ali Haji Adan, Health
21- Ahmed Hassan Adan, Fisheries and Marine Resources
22- Da’ud Aweys, Information
23 – Bihi Iman EgeH. Labour and Employment
24 – Jama Taqal Abbas, Electricity and Water
25- Mohamed Barre Mohamud, Youth and Sports
26- Khadija Al-Makhzoumi, Environment and Climate Change


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