Somalia: Puntland’s new Cabinet Sworn in

Published: February 1, 2014
Ministers Sworn in the Ceremony/ Horseed Media
Ministers Sworn in the Ceremony/ Horseed Media

Members of the new Cabinet of Puntland government have today been sworn-in, in a ceremony held at the Presidential Palace in Garowe.

The swearing in ceremony was attended by the Puntland President Dr Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gaas, Vice President Mr Abdihakim Amay and Parliament Speaker Hon. Said Hassan Shire.

The new ministers, deputy ministers and the state ministers were sworn in by judges from the Supreme Court.

During the Swearing in ceremony, President Abdiweli Gaas called the ministers to immediately start working on their duties and no interference will be made on any minister’s job.

‘’ We had promised ‘Change’, so the first step towards change was the elections and second is the appointment of this cabinet’’, he said, adding that he will work closely with the cabinet.

The President is expected to present his cabinet and its program to the parliament in next few days when a vote of confidence will be carried out by the members of the Parliament.

The new cabinet is composed of 18-ministers, 19 deputy ministers and 9 state ministers dominated by new faces and individuals who held Cabinet positions in the previous government.

Ayub Abdirahman
Horseed Media

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