Prime Minister: “Cabinet will work tirelessly for the people of Somalia”


His Excellency Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed today announced his Cabinet of Ministers. The Prime Minister, said:

“I am pleased to announce my Cabinet today after extensive consultations. This Cabinet is representative of all of Somalia, made up of people with the right talents, enthusiasm and dedication to serve the Somali people and take our country forward.

“After a tragic conflict that lasted too long, Somalia has now turned a corner and there is no going back. Somalia now has the opportunity to write a new, positive chapter, in our proud country’s history.

“My Cabinet and I are in no doubt that there are still many complex and difficult challenges ahead. We must continue the fight to eradicate Al-Shabaab from all of Somalia, continue to reform our institutions and public finances, improve and extend public service delivery and continue building a federal Somalia.

“This government will work tirelessly for the people of Somalia, building on the progress made in the last year, to build the new Somalia that we all want to see.”

Full List of Cabinet Ministers:

Ridwan Hirsi Mohamed – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Religious Affairs
Abdullahi Godah Barre – Minister of Interior and Federalism
Hussein Abdi Halane – Minister of Finance
Mohamed Sheikh Hassan – Minister of Defence
Abdirahman Duale Beyle – Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
Abdikarim Hussein Guled – Minister of National Security
Ahmed Mohamed Gurase – Minister of Education
Yusuf Moalin Amin – Minister of Ports and Marine Transport
Said Abdullahi Mohamed – Minister of Planning
Farah Sh. Abdulkadir Mohamed – Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs
Jama Ahmed Mohamed – Minister of Energy and Water
Mustaf Ali Duhulow – Minister of Information
Said Jama Mohamed – Minister of Air & Land Transport
Lugman Ismail Ali – Minister of Labour and Social Affairs
Mohamud Ibrihim Adan – Minister of Post and Telecommunications
Abdi Ahmed Hussein – Minister of Agriculture
Khalid Omar Ali – Minister of Sports and Youth
Duale Adan Mohamed – Minister of Culture and Higher Education
Adan Mohamed Nur – Minister of Industry and Commerce
Eng. Nadifo Mohamed Osman – Minister of Public Works and Reconstruction
Khadijo Mohamed Diriye – Minister of Women and Human Rights
Mohamed Olow Barrow – Minister of Fisheries and Marine Resources
Daud Mohamed Omar – Minister of Mineral Resources
Salim Aliyow Ibrow – Minister of Environment and Livestock
General Ahmed Mohamed Mohamud – Minister of Health

State Ministers:

Mohamud Moalin Yahya – State Minister of Interior and Federalism
Abdullahi Ahmed Nur – State Minister of Finance
Hamza Mohamed Buri – State Minister of Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation
Mohamed Ali Haga – State Minister of Defence
Daud Abdihakim Omar – State Minister of National Security