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
Article 97, Section 3 of the Constitution of the Somalia says that the Prime Minister
|“||shall appoint deputy prime ministers, ministers, state ministers, and deputy ministers. Those eligible for membership of the Council of Ministers may be, but shall not be limited to, members of the House of the People of the Federal Parliament.||”|
Functions of cabinet
An outline of the functions of the Cabinet are as follow:
- 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.
As of 6 February 2015, the Cabinet Ministers and Deputy Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia are as follows:
As of 6 February 2015, the State Ministers of the Federal Republic of Somalia were as follows:
- State Ministers
|Cabinet Position||Office Holder||Party||Since|
|State Minister for Internal Security||David Abdirahman Omar||Independent||6 February 2015|
|State Minister for Interior||Abdirashid Mohamed Hiddig||Independent||6 February 2015|
|State Minister for Commerce and Industry||Mohamed Hassan Adam||Independent||6 February 2015|
|State Minister for Presidential Palace||Mahad Mohamed Salad||Independent||6 February 2015|
|State Minister for Premier's Office for Environment||Bur’i Mohamed Hamza||Independent||6 February 2015|
|State Minister for Prime Minister's Office for Finance Reform Affairs||Shariif Mohamed Hassan||Independent||6 February 2015|
|State Minister for Foreign Affairs||Khalid Ali Omar||Independent||6 February 2015|
|State Minister for Defense||Mohamed Ali Haga||Independent||6 February 2015|
|State Minister for Transport and Civil Aviation||Mohamed Hussein Ishaq||Independent||6 February 2015|
|State Minister for Education||Abdullahi Bile Noor||Independent||6 February 2015|
|State Minister for Information||Mohamed Abdi Hassan||Independent||6 February 2015|
|State Minister for Prime Minister's Office for Parliamentary Relations||Aadil Sheegow Sagaar||Independent||6 February 2015|
- *Provisional Constitution (adopted August 1, 2012)
- "Prime minister Omar announces 66 cabinet members". Goobjoog. 6 February 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2015.