Somalia’s Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire on Tuesday announced the list of 26 council of ministers and state ministers and deputy ministers after wide consultations among the state-holders.
The Prime Minister requested the Somali lawmakers to approve the new cabinet. “Our people are waiting for us under a serious situations, among them drought and possible famine…. We need the government to work hard for the interest our nation” he said calling his new ministers “Technocracy”
The Prime Minister strongly mentioned that his administration is committed in fighting corruption one of the problems crippled the previous administrations.
“In order to make that clear, we asked every person in the new cabinet to present his current savings of money for registration, so that we and the public could know it for transparency. We want to know how much money you have when you are joining us and how much money you will have when leaving the job” he said.
“This is a new phenomena here in Somalia and it sends a clear message to the rest of the World that Somalia is ready to emphasize efforts to reduce the corruption and finally end it all” said the Prime Minister.
The top four Ministers: Foreign minister is named Yusuf Garad Omar, a veteran former Somali journalist who served as BBC Somali Service’s head in London and once ICRC senior staff in Somalia. Omar had already quit his job at BBC and turned into politics. Currently he was serving as Somalia envoy to UN in New York.
Abdirahman Beyle, who had served once as a former Somali Foreign minister is named as Somali finance minister.
Abdi Farah Juha is named as interior minister.
Mohamed Abokar Islow is named as Security minister.
By Mohamed Odowa