President Silanyo Reshuffles Top Government Officials, Others Relinquish Ministerial Posts

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Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo - Incumbent President of SL
Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo - Incumbent President of SL
Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo – Incumbent President of SL

The reshuffle has seen new General’s assume command of various branches of the armed forces, senior cabinet ministers transferred while others relinquish ministerial posts for other duties.

By Gulaid Dalha

Hargeisa (Somali Commentator) A major reshuffle made by president Silanyo on Sunday has showed the joining of new faces in politics while other prominent politicians getting the axe.

The reshuffle has seen new General’s assume command of various branches of the armed forces, senior cabinet ministers transferred while others relinquish ministerial posts for other duties.
According the immediate past interior minister Mohamed Ali Waran’ade has been named the country’ diplomatic envoy to Ethiopia while his commerce and investment colleague Eng Hussein Aden Egge ‘Hussien Deyr’ returns to the presidency as spokesperson.
According to a press statement released from the presidency in Hargeisa late Sunday night, the head of state acting on powers his office by article 90 section 2, 3 of the constitution as well as in liue of the imperatives of a smooth running administration and having been satisfied by their abilities to undertake public service hereby announces the following appointments, transfers and removal of senior Government officials which take place with immediate effect

  1. Cabinet
    i. Farhan Adan Haybe to be the minister of aviation and air transport
    ii. Omar Shuaib Mohamed, minister of co mercy and investment
    iii. Mahmud Sh Abdilahi Egge, minister of Posts and Telecommunications
    iv. Yassin Mahmud Hiir ‘ Fartoon’, minister of internal Affairs (new)
    v. Omar Sh Mohamed Farah, minister of Labour and Social services (transfer)
    vi. Yusuf Osman Garas, deputy minister of Industry (transfer)
    vii. Ahmed Nuur Aw Abdi Shair, deputy education minister
    viii. Ali Ahmed Mohamed ‘Degoole’, deputy finance minister
    ix. Mohamed Mihile Bogore, state minister for foreign affairs
    x. Mahmud Jama Adan Galaal, state minister for health
    xi. Osman Hasan aw Ali, state minister for planning and national coordination
    xii. Mohamed Ahmed Aden, state minister for information, culture and guidance
    xiii. Guleid Mohamed Shire, deputy minister civil aviation and air transport
    xiv. Yusuf Ahmed Farah ‘Aflahaar’, deputy justice minister
    xv. Abdiweli Abdiqadir Abdirahman, state minister for Agriculture.
    2. Director General
    i. Fuad Abdi Salaan, DG ministry of fisheries and coastal Development
    ii. Mohamed Ahmed Hasan, DG National Tender Board
    iii. Amb Abdifatah Saeed Ahmed Guleid, DG interior ministry – in charge of local governments
    iv. Abdi Ali Jama, DG education ministry
    v. Abdirahman Ahmed Ali ‘ Abdi Shakabe’ DG industry ministry
    vi. Hasan Nuur Abokor ‘Hasan Jebiye’, DG interior ministry in charge of security
  2. Armed Forces
    i. Major General Nuuh Ismail Tani, Chief of staff
    ii. Brigadier General Abdi Hirsi Duale, commander Coast Guards
    iii. Brigadier General Mohamed Osman Alin ‘Dayib’ Principal Immigration Officer
    iv. Brigadier Suleiman Barre Hasan, Deputy Army commander
    4. Regional Administration
    i. Mahmud Ismail Elmi ‘Deeq’, Governor Mariodi-jeer region
    ii. Mahmud Ali Suleiman ‘Ramaah’, Governor Sool region
    iii. Mustache Abdi Isse ‘Shiine’ , Governor Awdal region
    5. Presidential Advisors
    i. Abdirahman Sh Elmi Fahiye, legal advisor
    ii. Mahmud Ali Jiinyare, Advisor on Eastern regions affairs at the ministry of interioriv. Adan Nugaal Hasan, Advisor on financial and budget
    6. Diplomatic Corps
    i. Ali Mohamed Waran’ade, Ambassador to Ethiopia
    ii. Mohamed Ismail Hussein Ambassador to Australia
    iii. Adan Muse Jibrik Ambassador to the African Union
    7. Presidency
    Eng Hussein Adan Egge, ‘Hussein Deyr Presidential spokesperson
    8. Parastatals
    i. Abdisamad Omar Maal, Solicitor General
    ii. Sharif Abokor Mohamed ‘Duuhyare’ Chairman National Tender Board
    iii. Sharmarke Mohamed Geele, Chairman civil service commission
    iv. Ahmed Yusuf Diri, Manager Berbera Ports Authority
    v. Abdi Abdilahi Hasan Mataan, deputy manager Berbera ports authority
    vi. Abib Ahmed Ali, Executive Director National AIDS Commission-SOLNAC
    9. Fired
    Again guided by powers conferred on his office by article 90 section 3 of the somaliland constitution president Ahmed Mahmud Silanyo has relieved a number of senior public officials from office
  3. i. Former minister for Easter regions, Ali Mahmud Ahmed ‘Ah,Ed Sandule
    Former state minister for foreign affairs Dr Mohamed Rashid Sh Hasan
    iii. Former Forces commander, Major General Ismail Mohamed Osman ‘ Shakale’
    iv. Former manager Berbera ports Authority, Ali Omar Horhor
    v. Deputy manager Berbera Ports Authority Omar Abokor Jama
    vi. Former DG National tender board Mohamed Abdi Bulale and
    vii. Former DG ministry of fisheries, Jama Mohamed Odowaa

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