His Excellency Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed today thanked Parliament for voting to approve the Cabinet of Ministers and declared that “the hard work now begins” for his government.
Following the vote, the Prime Minister said: “I am thankful to the MPs and Parliament for taking their role responsibly and putting the national interest first by approving the Cabinet and ministers. 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.
“Compared to just over a year ago, Somalia is now recognised on the international stage and companies are once again investing. Our brave forces in partnership with our AMISOM brothers continue to take ground from Al-Shabaab, reforms to our institutions and public finance management are ongoing and basic public services have begun to be rolled out.
“Our country still faces many challenges and for my government the hard work now begins. We must be a strong, stable and decisive government that our country needs, earning the support and goodwill of the Somali people by delivering on our ambitious program of government. Together we will build the foundations of a new Somalia.”