Somali Council of Ministers

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The Somali Council of Ministers is the Cabinet of the Federal Government of Somalia. It consists of Ministers appointed by the Prime Minister.

Overview[edit]

Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed

On October 6, 2012, Abdi Farah Shirdon was appointed the first Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.[1] On November 4, 2012, Shirdon named a new 10 member Cabinet after extensive consultations with local stakeholders. The Council of Ministers consisted of many newcomers, including two women: Fowsiyo Yussuf Haji Aadan as the nation's first female Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Maryam Kassim as Minister of Social Development.[2] The Cabinet was later endorsed by the legislature on November 13, 2012.[3]

On 2 December 2013, a parliamentary vote of confidence was held against Prime Minister Shirdon. Parliament Speaker Mohamed Osman Jawari subsequently announced that 184 of the present MPs had voted against Shirdon, whereas 65 legislators had voted to retain him.[4]

On 12 December 2013, Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed was named the new Prime Minister.[5] On 21 December, legislators endorsed the selection, with 239 of the present 243 MPs voting in favor of Ahmed as Premier, two lawmakers voting against, and two abstaining.[6] On 17 January 2014, Ahmed named a new, larger Cabinet consisting of 25 ministers,[7] with only two council members retained from the previous Shirdon administration.[8] On 21 January 2014, lawmakers largely approved Ahmed's new Council of Ministers. Parliament speaker Mohamed Osman Jawari announced that 184 of the 233 MPs present at the legislative session endorsed the Cabinet, 46 voted against it, and 1 lawmaker abstained from voting.[9]

Members of the Council of Ministers[edit]

As of 15 July 2014, the Cabinet of the Federal Republic of Somalia is as follows:

Cabinet Ministers
Cabinet Position Office Holder Party Since
Ministry of Religious Affairs Ridwan Hirsi Mohamed Independent 17 January 2014
Ministry of Interior and Federalism Abdullahi Godah Barre Independent 17 January 2014
Minister of Finance Hussein Abdi Halane Independent 17 January 2014
Ministry of Defence Mohamed Sheikh Hassan Independent 17 January 2014
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Abdirahman Duale Beyle Independent 17 January 2014
Ministry of National Security Khalif Ahmed Ereg Independent 9 July 2014
Ministry of Education Ahmed Mohamed Gurase Independent 17 January 2014
Ministry of Ports and Marine Transport Yusuf Moalin Amin Independent 17 January 2014
Ministry of Planning Said Abdullahi Mohamed Independent 17 January 2014
Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Farah Sh. Abdulkadir Mohamed Independent 17 January 2014
Ministry of Energy and Water Jama Ahmed Mohamed Independent 17 January 2014
Ministry of Information Mustaf Ali Duhulow Independent 17 January 2014
Ministry of Air and Land Transport Said Jama Mohamed Independent 17 January 2014
Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs Lugman Ismail Ali Independent 17 January 2014
Ministry of Post and Telecommunications Mohamud Ibrihim Adan Independent 17 January 2014
Ministry of Agriculture Abdi Ahmed Hussein Independent 17 January 2014
Ministry of Sports and Youth Khalid Omar Ali Independent 17 January 2014
Ministry of Culture and Higher Education Duale Adan Mohamed Independent 17 January 2014
Ministry of Industry and Commerce Adan Mohamed Nuur Madobe Independent 17 January 2014
Ministry of Public Works and Reconstruction Nadifo Mohamed Osman Independent 17 January 2014
Ministry of Women and Human Rights Khadijo Mohamed Diriye Independent 17 January 2014
Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources Mohamed Olow Barrow Independent 17 January 2014
Ministry of Mineral Resources Daud Mohamed Omar Independent 17 January 2014
Ministry of Environment and Livestock Salim Aliyow Ibrow Independent 17 January 2014
Ministry of Health Ali Mohamed Mohamud Independent 9 August 2014
State Ministers
Cabinet Position Office Holder Party Since
State Minister of Interior and Federalism Mohamud Moalin Yahya Independent 17 January 2014
State Minister of Finance Abdullahi Ahmed Nur Independent 17 January 2014
State Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Bur’i Mohamed Hamza Independent 17 January 2014
State Minister of Defence Mohamed Ali Haga Independent 17 January 2014
State Minister of National Security Daud Abdihakim Omar Independent 17 January 2014
Deputy Prime Ministers
Cabinet Position Office Holder Party Since
Deputy Prime Minister Ridwan Hirsi Mohamed Independent 17 January 2014

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Somali president names political newcomer as PM -diplomats". Reuters. 6 October 2012. Retrieved 6 October 2012. 
  2. ^ "Somalia: Prime Minister Unveils His New Cabinet". Shabelle Media Network. 4 November 2012. Retrieved 5 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Guled, Abdi (13 November 2012). "Somali parliament endorses downsized Cabinet". Associated Press. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Somali prime minister voted out by lawmakers". Reuters. 2 December 2013. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Somali President Hassan Mohamud will be appointing Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed as the next PM". Midnimo. 12 December 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  6. ^ "SOMALIA: Parliament approves nomination of new Somali PM Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed". Raxanreeb. 21 December 2013. Retrieved 21 December 2013. 
  7. ^ "SOMALIA PM Said "Cabinet will work tirelessly for the people of Somalia"". Midnimo. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "SOMALIA: The Somali cabinet finally announced on Friday". Raxanreeb. 17 January 2014. Retrieved 17 January 2014. 
  9. ^ "Somalia: Federal Parliament approves new PM's cabinet nominees". Garowe Online. 21 January 2014. Retrieved 22 January 2014.