Somaliland: President Silanyo Reshuffles Top Government Officials appoints New Faces.

President of Somaliland Ahmed Silanyo
H.E. Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud (Silanyo) - President of Somaliland

Several new faces have joined Somaliland government in senior positions with other prominent ones getting the axe.

Hargeisa, Somaliland – This follows a major reshuffle by president Ahmed Mahmud Silanyo that has seen new General’s assume command of various branches of the armed forces, senior cabinet ministers transferred while others relinquish ministerial posts for other duties.

According the immediate past interior minister Mohamed Ali Waran’ade has been named the country’ diplomatic envoy to Ethiopia while his commerce and investment colleague Eng Hussein Aden Egge ‘Hussien Deyr’ returns to the presidency as spokesperson.

According to a press statement released from the presidency in Hargeisa, Somaliland late Sunday night, the head of state acting on powers conferee his office by article 90 section 2, 3 of the constitution as well as in liue of the imperatives of a smooth running administration and having been satisfied by their abilities to undertake public service hereby announces the following appointments, transfers and removal of senior Government officials which take place with immediate effect.

1. Cabinet

  • Farhan Adan Haybe to be the Minister of aviation and air transport
  • Omar Shuaib Mohamed, Minister of Trade and investment
  • Mahmud Sh Abdilahi Egge, Minister of Posts and Telecommunications
  • Yassin Mahmud Hiir ‘ Fartoon’, Minister of Internal Affairs (new)
  • Omar Sh Mohamed Farah, Minister of Labour and Social services (transfer)
  • Yusuf Osman Garas, Deputy Minister of Industry (transfer)
  • Ahmed Nuur Aw Abdi Shair, Deputy Education Minister
  • Ali Ahmed Mohamed ‘Degoole’, Deputy Finance Minister
  • Mohamed Mihile Bogore, State minister for foreign affairs
  • Mahmud Jama Adan Galaal, State minister for health
  • Osman Hasan aw Ali, State Minister for planning and national coordination
  • Mohamed Ahmed Aden, State Minister for information, culture and guidance
  • Guleid Mohamed Shire, Deputy minister civil aviation and air transport
  • Yusuf Ahmed Farah ‘Aflahaar’, Deputy justice minister
  • Abdiweli Abdiqadir Abdirahman, State Minister for Agriculture.

2. Director General

  • Fuad Abdi Salaan, DG ministry of fisheries and coastal Development
  • Mohamed Ahmed Hasan, DG National Tender Board
  • Amb Abdifatah Saeed Ahmed Guleid, DG interior ministry – in charge of local governments
  • Abdi Ali Jama, DG education ministry
  • Abdirahman Ahmed Ali ‘ Abdi Shakabe’ DG industry ministry
  • Hasan Nuur Abokor ‘Hasan Jebiye’, DG interior ministry in charge of security

3. Armed Forces

i. Major General Nuuh Ismail Tani, Chief of staff
ii. Brigadier General Abdi Hirsi Duale, Commander Coast Guards
iii. Brigadier General Mohamed Osman Alin ‘Dayib’ Principal Immigration Officer
iv. Brigadier Suleiman Barre Hasan, Deputy Army Commander

4. Regional Administration

i. Mahmud Ismail Elmi ‘Deeq’, Governor Mariodi-jeer region
ii. Mahmud Ali Suleiman ‘Ramaah’, Governor Sool region
iii. Mustache Abdi Isse ‘Shiine’ , Governor Awdal region

5. Presidential Advisors

i. Abdirahman Sh Elmi Fahiye, Legal advisor
ii. Mahmud Ali Jiinyare, Advisor on Eastern regions affairs at the Ministry of interior
iv. Adan Nugaal Hasan, Advisor on financial and budget

6. Diplomatic Corps

i. Ali Mohamed Waran’ade, Ambassador to Ethiopia
ii. Mohamed Ismail Hussein, Ambassador to Australia
iii. Adan Muse Jibril, Ambassador to the African Union

7. Presidency

Eng Hussein Adan Egge, ‘Hussein Deyr Presidential spokesperson

8. Parastatals

i. Abdisamad Omar Maal, Solicitor General
ii. Sharif Abokor Mohamed ‘Duuhyare’ Chairman National Tender Board
iii. Sharmarke Mohamed Geele, Chairman civil service commission
iv. Ahmed Yusuf Diri, Manager Berbera Ports Authority
v. Abdi Abdilahi Hasan Mataan, Deputy Manager Berbera ports authority
vi. Abib Ahmed Ali, Executive Director National AIDS Commission-SOLNAC

9. Fired

Again guided by powers conferred on his office by article 90 section 3 of the somaliland constitution president Ahmed Mahmud Silanyo has relieved a number of senior public officials from office

  • Former minister for Easter regions, Ali Mahmud Ahmed ‘Ah,Ed Sandule
  • Former state Minister for foreign affairs Dr Mohamed Rashid Sh Hasan
  • Former Forces commander, Major General Ismail Mohamed Osman ‘ Shakale’
  • Former Manager Berbera ports Authority, Ali Omar Horhor
  • Deputy manager Berbera Ports Authority Omar Abokor Jama
  • Former DG National Tender board Mohamed Abdi Bulale and
  • Former DG ministry of fisheries, Jama Mohamed Odowaa