Somali PM reshuffle targets President’s “allies”


Mogadishu (BARTAMAHA) The Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed has launched a long-awaited cabinet reshuffle on Saturday changing a key figures within the cabinet from their portfolios.

The Prime Minister announced the reshuffle in a decree signed by the Prime Minister which RBC Radio obtained early on Saturday.

1) Farah Sheikh Abduqadir, a key all of president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was removed from his position as the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs. He was appointed to the Ministry of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry.

2) The Minister of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Salim Aliyow Ibrow will take the Justice and Constitutional Affairs Ministry.

The ministry is seen as focal point for the work of the government as the country now intends to reform the justice sector and and review the new Provisional Constitution which awaits for national referendum before 2016 elections are held.

3) Mahad Mohamed Salad, who is also an important figure of president Mohamud’s PDP party was removed from his position as the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs. Mr Salad is now appointed as the new Deputy Minister of Planning.

3) Abdirahman Abdi Mohamed is appointed to the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.

4) Former State Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Finance were also transferred from their positions.

The Saturday’s reshuffle was an expected move, but local analysts now question on how the President’s circle will accept the targeted reshuffle against President Mohamud’s key allies.



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Abdirizak Yonis is a senior chief editor at Bartamaha Media (a SMO "Somali Multimedia Organisation" Company), where he oversees the Bartamaha News outlet. Abdirizak was previously the National news editor of Bartamaha dot com. He has written for the site since the late 2012
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