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]

As of 6 February 2015, the Cabinet Ministers and Deputy Prime Minister of the Federal Republic of Somalia are as follows:[2]

Cabinet members[edit]

Office Incumbent Party Since
Presidency
Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke Independent 3 August 2013
Deputy Prime Minister Mohamed Omar Arte Independent 6 February 2015
Ministers
Minister of Youth and Sports Mohamed Abdullahi Hassan Noah Independent 6 February 2015
Minister of Labour Abdiweli Ibrahim Ali Sheikh Muudey Independent 6 February 2015
Ministry of Religious Affairs Abdulkadir Sheikh Ali Baghdadi Independent| 6 February 2015
Ministry of Justice Abdullahi Ahmed Jama Independent| 6 February 2015
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Abdisalam Omer Independent| 6 February 2015
Ministry of Constitutional Affairs Hussein Mohamud Sheikh Hussein Independent| 6 February 2015
Ministry of Commerce and Industry Abdirashid Mohamed Ahmed Independent| 6 February 2015
Ministry of Internal Security Abdirisak Omar Mohamed Independent| 6 February 2015
Ministry of Women and Human Rights Sahra Mohamed Ali Samatar Independent| 6 February 2015
Ministry of Ports and Marine Transport Nur Farah Hirsi Independent| 6 February 2015
Ministry of Livestock, and Pasture Said Hussein Iid Independent| 6 February 2015
Ministry of Interior and Federal Affairs Abdirahman Mohamed Husen Independent| 6 February 2015
Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation Abdirahman Yusuf Hussein Aynte Independent| 6 February 2015
Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources Mohamed Omar Eymooy Independent| 6 February 2015
Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Mohamed Mukhtar Ibrahim Independent| 6 February 2015
Ministry of Electricity and Water Mohamed Hassan Aden Shaahiyow Independent| 6 February 2015
Ministry of Finance Mohamed Adan Ibrahim Independent| 6 February 2015
Ministry of Agriculture Ali Hassan Osman Independent| 6 February 2015
Ministry of Health Hawo Hassan Mohamed Independent| 6 February 2015
Ministry of Public Works and Resettlement Salah Sheikh Osman Mose Independent| 6 February 2015
Ministry of Defense Abdulkadir Sheikh Dini Independent| 6 February 2015
Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications Guled Hussein Kasim Independent| 6 February 2015
Ministry of Information Mohamed Hayir Maareeye Independent| 6 February 2015
Ministry of Air Transport and Aviation Ali Ahmed Jama Jangali Independent| 6 February 2015
Ministry of Education Abdulkadir Abdi Hashi Independent| 24 June 2016
Vice Ministers
Deputy Minister for Labour Osman Libah Ibrahim Independent 6 February 2015
Deputy Minister for Religious Affairs Ma’alim Ali Aden Independent 6 February 2015
Deputy Minister for Interior Haji Ali Sheikh Mohamed Nur Independent 6 February 2015
Deputy Minister for Finance Mahmoud Hayyir Ibrahim Independent 6 February 2015
Deputy Minister for Defense, 1st Abdirahman Kulmiye Hirsi Independent 6 February 2015
Deputy Minister for Defense, 2nd Abdalla Hussein Independent 6 February 2015
Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Ahmed Ali Omar Kadiye Independent 6 February 2015
Deputy Minister for Education Hamud Ali Hassan Independent 6 February 2015
Deputy Minister for Ports & Maritime Transport Ahmed Osman Ibrahim Independent 6 February 2015
Deputy Minister for Planning and International Cooperation Abdullahi Sheikh Ali Independent 6 February 2015
Deputy Minister for Constitution Affairs Abdullahi Yusuf Hassan Independent 6 February 2015
Deputy Minister for Post and Telecommunications Jaamaal Hassan Ismail Independent 6 February 2015
Deputy Minister for Transport & Civil Aviation Hirsi Aden Roobe Independent 6 February 2015
Deputy Minister for Livestock, Forestry & Environment Abdinaasir Mohamed Gaarane Independent 6 February 2015
Deputy Minister for Agriculture Abdiaziz Saalah Armaan Independent 6 February 2015
Deputy Minister for Commerce and Industry Mohamed Kheyrow Mohamed Independent 6 February 2015
Deputy Minister for Public Works Mohamed Omar Gedi Independent 6 February 2015
Deputy Minister for Women Mumina Sheikh Omar Independent 6 February 2015
Deputy Minister for Fisheries & Marine Resources Said Jama’a Mohamed Qaalib Independent 6 February 2015
Deputy Minister for Petroleum & Minerals Resources Mohamed Ahmed Kulan Independent 6 February 2015
Deputy Minister for Health Osman Mohamed Abdi Independent 6 February 2015
Deputy Minister for Internal Security Abdinaasir Mohamed Ali Independent 6 February 2015
Deputy Minister for Water and Electricity Abdihakiim Ige Guled Independent 6 February 2015
Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports Osman Aden Dhuubow Independent 6 February 2015
Deputy Minister for Information Abdullah Olaad Roobe Independent 6 February 2015
Deputy Minister for Justice Department Fahma Ahmed Noor Independent 6 February 2015

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ *Provisional Constitution (adopted August 1, 2012)
  2. ^ "Prime minister Omar announces 66 cabinet members". Goobjoog. 6 February 2015. Retrieved 6 February 2015.