Cabinet of Somalia

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The Cabinet of Somalia is the Council of Ministers of the Federal Government of Somalia. It consists of Ministers appointed by the Prime Minister. the Prime Minister may dismiss members of the cabinet, and new appointees must again be approved by the Parliament. The cabinet meets weekly on Thursdays in Mogadishu. There may be additional meetings if circumstances require it. The Prime Minister chairs the meetings.

Constitutional and legal basis[edit]

Appointment[edit]

Article 97, Section 3 of the Constitution of the Somalia says that the Prime Minister

Functions of cabinet[edit]

An outline of the functions of the Cabinet are as follow:[1]

  • Formulate the overall government policy and implement it;
  • Approve and implement administrative regulations, in accordance with the law;
  • Prepare draft laws, and table them before the House of the People of the Federal Parliament;
  • To set the budget and finance of the country.
    • The government is allowed to generate revenues from the people through the collection of taxes, fines, summons, custom duties, fees, etc.
  • To formulate national economic policies and development programs.
    • The Cabinet is responsible to formulate various development programs and projects for the development of the country. Examples are the New Economic Policy (NEP), the National Development Policy (NDP), and the National Vision Policy (NVP).
  • Implement laws, ensure national security, and protect state interests;
    • Law is proposed by the Executive and introduce in Parliament with the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd readings for approval.
    • Most provisions for the amendments of the constitution requires a 2/3 majority of the total number of Parliament.
  • Appoint and dismiss senior public officials;
  • Propose the appointment or dismissal of ambassadors, consuls and diplomats;
  • Exercise any other power conferred upon it by the Constitution or by other laws.

Cabinet officials[edit]

On 21 March 2017, the Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre submitted his nomination for the Cabinet Ministers of the Federal Republic of Somalia and on 29 March 2017 they were approved by the parliament.[2][3] They are currently as follows:

Cabinet members[edit]

Office Incumbent Party Since
Presidency
Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khayre Independent 1 March 2017
Deputy Prime Minister Mahdi Ahmed Guled Independent 29 March 2017
Ministers
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Yusuf Garaad Omar Independent 29 March 2017
Ministry of Interior and Federal Affairs Abdi Farah Juxa Independent 29 March 2017
Ministry of Finance Abdirahman Duale Beyle Independent 29 March 2017
Ministry of Defense Abdirashid Abdullahi Mohamed Independent 29 March 2017
Ministry of Education Abdirahman Dahir Osman Independent 29 March 2017
Ministry of Constitutional Affairs Abdirahman Hoosh Jibril Independent 29 March 2017
Ministry of Humanitarian and Disaster Management Maryam Qasim Ahmed Independent 29 March 2017
Ministry of Planning and Economic promotion Jamal Mohamed Hassan Independent 29 March 2017
Ministry of Ports and Marine Transport Maryan Aweys Independent 29 March 2017
Ministry of Air Transport and Aviation Mohamed Abdullahi Salad Independent 29 March 2017
Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications Abdi Anshur Hassan Independent 29 March 2017
Ministry of Livestock, and Pasture Sheikh Nur Mohamed Hassan Independent 29 March 2017
Ministry of Commerce and Industry Khadra Ahmed Dualle Independent 29 March 2017
Ministry of Public Works and Reconstruction Abbas Abdullahi Sheikh Siraji Independent 29 March 2017
Ministry of Religious Affairs Iimaan Abdullahi Ali Independent| 29 March 2017
Ministry of Women and Human Rights Deeqa Yasin Hajji Yusuf Independent 29 March 2017
Ministry of Internal Security Mohamed Abukar Islow Dualle Independent 29 March 2017
Ministry of Agriculture Said Hussein Iid Independent 29 March 2017
Ministry of Health and Social Care Fowsiya Abiikar Nur Independent 29 March 2017
Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources Abdirahman Mohamed Abdi Hashi Independent 29 March 2017
Ministry of Youth and Sports Khadijo Mohamed Diriye Independent 29 March 2017
Ministry of Information Abdirahman Omar Osman Independent 29 March 2017
Ministry of Justice Hassan Hussein Hajji Independent 29 March 2017
Minister of Labour Salah Ahmed Jama Independent 29 March 2017
Ministry of Power and Water Salim Aliyow Ibrow Independent 29 March 2017

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ *Provisional Constitution (adopted August 1, 2012)
  2. ^ "PM Khaire announces 27 member cabinet". Hiiraan Online. 21 March 2017. 
  3. ^ "Somali parliament approves new cabinet by large margin of votes". Reuters Africa. March 29, 2017.