best-silanyoIn a major realignment of the administration 10 members of the cabinet and three foreign representatives have lost their posts while the office of special advisor to the president has been created.

The dismissals and subsequent replacement of senior government officials was revealed through a presidential decree no. JSL/M/XERM/249-4377/122016 released by the presidential press service in Hargeisa.

The reshuffle effected by president Ahmed Mahmud Silanyo in which a new ministry of Tourism and Culture was created from its former perch as a department at the youth and sports ministry, and also affecting various parastatals the head of state said:

On powers conferred upon my office by article 90 section 2 of the Somaliland constitution and in lieu of the imperatives of apt ministerial performance in public service and having ascertained capabilities and skills I hereby appoint the following citizens to ministerial duties as specified below

1Mr Hussein Abdi Boos, Minister of Water Development
2IMr. Abdirizaq Wabari Roble, Minister of Youth and Sports
3Mr, Kadhar Haji Yusuf Abdilahi, Minister of Touyri8sm and Culture
4Mr. Mohamed Ahmed Obsiye, Minister of Labour and Social Services
5Mr. Mohamed Ibrahim Adan  (Qabyo-tire),Minister of  Planning and National Coordination
6Mr. Mahmud Warsame Jama. State minister for Trade and Investment
7Mr Mustafa Mahmud Ali Bile, Deputy minister Councils coordination, research and Technology
8Mr Ahmed Hashi Abdi, Deputy presidency minister
9Mr Guleid Abdi Hasan, Deputy information and national guidance minister
10Mr. Liban Yusuf Osman, Deputy public works, housing and transport minister
11Mr. Mustafa Farah Abraar, State minister for Defence
12Mr Ali Mahmud Ali Samatar, Deputy posts and Telecommunications minister
13Mr Ahmed Hussein Roble  (Axmed Joqor), deputy education minister
14Mr Mohamed Sh Omar Hasan , deputy minister tourism and culture
15Mr Kadhar Ahmed Diriye, State minister for Justice
16Mr Yusuf Ismail Umal  Mudane, (Yucuboole), state minister for finance
17Mr Abdiqadir Sh Mahmud Warsame, deputy minister fisheries and coastal development
18Mr Ahmed Mahmud Nuur, deputy minister Trade and investment


On the regional administration and upon justifying article 90, section 110 of the Somaliland constitution as source of his authority in addition to having verified upon their ability to undertake public service in the capacity of regional governors, president Silanyo announced the following appointments

1Mr. Ahmed Mohamed Alin  (Tiimbaro), Governor Maroodi-jeeh (Hargeisa) Region
2Mr. Abdi Khayre Dirir, Governor Sool Region
3Mr Mahmud Ali Sulreiman  (Ramaax), Governor Toghdeer region
4Mr. Mahmud Ahmed Mohamed, Deputy governor Sool region


Similarly the Somaliland president  and in conformity with Article 90 section 3 K appointed the following to the positions of Director General s (Ministerial and Parastatals  chief operating officers)

1 Ahmed Abokor Mohamed, DG ministry of information
2Mahmud Ismail Elmi (Deeq), DG Civil Service commission
3Jama Ahmed Abdirahman, DG Ministry of Justice
4Mohamed Elmi Adan (Ilka-case), DG ministry of labour and social services
5Elmi Abdirahman Ashur, DG ministry of interior in charge of Administration, Regional administration and local governments
6Mohamed Geedi Ainanshe, DG Quality control commission and
7Mohamed Adan Hirsi  (Vitamin), DG Anti corruption and good governance commission


On the imperatives of an apt foreign policy implementation the president who attributed powers conferred on his office by article 90, section 3 R of the Somaliland constitution president Silanyo made the following appointments to the diplomatic corps

1Ms Ayan Mohamed Ashur , Representative to the  United Kingdom
2Ali Hussein Ismail Jirde  (Ali Shoombe), Representative to Ethiopia
3 Ambassador Abdifatah Saeed Ahmed Guleid, Representative to Djibouti
4 Zackaria  Hasan Wais, Representative to Sweden



And in conformity to article 90 section 3 T that empowers him and his office with authority to manage state agencies,  President Silanyo made the following appointments

1Mohamed Abdi Ibrahim  (Dhoobaale), Governor Central Bank
2Nasir Ay-jeeh , Executive Director Somaliland national aids agency –SOLNAC
3Kadhar Mohamed Akule, General Manager Somaliland national TV
4Mohamed Ali Elmi  (Daarood), Manager Hargeisa water agency
5Mohamed Abdirahman Libaan, deputy manager state printing agency and
6Ahmed Daud Geedi, Accountant General

In addition to the re-establishment of the ministry of tourism and culture formerly a department under the ministry of youth and sports and in adherence to article 90 of the Somaliland constitution the Somaliland head of state created the new office of special advisor while appointing others to join his pool of advisors on various issues i.e

1Mohamed Ali Waran’ade, Special presidential advisor
2Abib Ahmed Ali, presidential Advisor  on minerals  and
3Abdilahi Haji Jama Ali , presidential advisor on Centrals bank

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Finally upon thanking outgoing senior administration officials for their serviced to the public president Silanyo announced that he has relieved off duties the following


1Bashe Ali Jama outgoing Minister of Water Development
2Abdilahi Farah   Maydhane,  minister of youth and sports
3Omar Sh Mohamed Farah  (Cumar Yare),  minister labour and social services
4 Boos Mire Mohamed ,  state minister Finance
5Ahmednuur Aw Abdi Shair , deputy education minister
6Ms Shikri Harir , deputy information and national guidance
7Abdi Mohamed Hirad, deputy minister pubic works
8Saeed Abdi Mahmud , deputy minister trade and investment
10Osman Garad Sofe, deputy posts and telecommunications minister
11Ms  Rooda Jama Elmi, Representative to Sweden
12Mohamed Warsame Ali Egal, Representative to Djibouti
13Ambassador Adan Ali Awale, Representative to the United Kingdom
14Ibrahim Siyad Yonis, Manager Hargeisa Water agency
15Abdi Ali Mahdi, General Manager Somaliland national TV
16Abdirashid Hirsi Dalmar Hasan, Deputy Governor Sool Region
17Nuradin Mohamed Abdilahi, DG Quality Control Commission
18Hasan Adan Geedi, DG Civil Service Commission
19Abdirahman Yusuf Ismail, Deputy minister Fisheries and coastal development
20Saeed Abdi Mahmud, Deputy minister Trade and investment


In conclusion presidential Silanyo who urged an expedited office handover,  informed that all dictates of his decree number JSL/M/XERM/249-4377/122016 that include   appointments, transfers and relieve of duties take effect immediately, that is as from 3rd December 2016