The Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia Mr. Hamse Abdi Barre today announced his cabinet, and the appointed ministers include Mukhtar Robow who was one of the founders of the Al Shabab group.
This council consists of 25 ministers, 25 deputy ministers and 24 state ministers and deputy Prime Minister.
The former deputy leader of Al Shabaab Mukhtar Robow has been appointed as the Minister of Religious Affairs.
Mukhtar Robow Ali, also known as Abu Mansur and who once had a $5 million US bounty on his head, is a former deputy leader of al-Shabaab, which has been waging an insurgency in the Horn of Africa nation for decades. He defected from the group in 2013 after a long-running dispute with its leader.
The cabinet includes 14 MPs, most of whom are members of the Lower House.
- Salah Ahmed Jama – Deputy Prime Minister
- Sh. Mukhtar Robow Ali Abu Mansoor – Minister of Religious Affairs
- Hassan Maalim Mohamud – Minister of Justice and Constitution
- Abdullahi Ahmed Jama (Ilkajir) – Minister of Ports and Maritime Transport
- Mohamed Ahmed Sheikh Ali – Minister of Internal Security
- Ahmed Macalim Fiqi – Federal Minister of Interior and Reconciliation
- Jama Hassan Khalif – Minister of Posts & Communications
- Dr. Alimi Mohamud Noor – Minister of Finance
- Abdulkadir Mohamed Noor – Minister of Defense
- Abshir Omar Huruuse – Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
- Farah Sheikh Abdulqadir – Minister of Education and Higher Education
- Bihi Iman Deputy – Minister of Labor and Employment
- Ferdowso Osman Igaal – Minister of Air and Land Transport
- Mohamud Abdurahman Sheikh (Beene Beene) – Minister of Planning and International Investment
- Abdirasaq Mohamed Omar – Minister of Petroleum & Mining
- Ahmed Hassan Adam – Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources
- Ali Haji Adam – Minister of Health and Social Welfare
- Ismail Abdirahman Sh. Bashir – Minister of Public Works and Housing
- Jamaat Takal Abbas – Minister of Energy and Water
- Mohamed Barre Mohamud – Minister of Youth and Sports
- Ahmed Madobe Nunow – Minister of Agriculture
- Jibril Abdirashid Haji – Minister of the Ministry of Trade and Industry
- Hassan Hussein Mohamed (Elaay) – Minister of Nursery and pastures
- Daoud Aweys Jama – Minister of Information
- Khadija Maqzoumi – Minister of Environment and Climate Change
- Khadija Mohamed Diriye – Minister of Women and Human Rights