Somaliland: Former Minister of Labor and Social affairs Dies in Burao

Former minister Dr. Abdi Aw Dahir  has died.

“It is with deep sadness that we inform you that after a brief illness Abdi Aw Dahir died peacefully in the early hours of the morning of 6 April 2016,”
BUROA— Former minister Dr. Abdi Aw Dahir Ali passed away in Buroa on Wednesday, following a brief heart attack illness.

Mr. Abdi Aw Dahir served as Livestock Minister, Labor and Social affairs minister in the current government led by Ahmed Silanyo. He also worked under the late Somaliland president Mohamed I. Egal’s administration as UDUB’s ruling party secretary. The late Dr. Abdi has had disagreements with former president Riyale that led him to leave UDUB and joined Kulmiye which was a strong opposition party. The demise of Dr. Abdi was a practicing doctor who served for his own people in Buroa. Preparations are underway to perform the funeral after consulting them. Condolence messages poured in from people belonging to various walks of life.