June 18, 2012 ·11 Comments
HARGEISA — President Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo has signed a new decree on the appointment of five Director-Generals for five key government agencies to help him manage his government.
According to the Presidential spokesman Abdullahi Mohamed Dahir the president has filled empty posts on Monday appointing Faisal Ali Sheikh as the Director-General of Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Ahmed Omar Fahiye became the first Director-General of Ministry of Interior while Abdulrashid Abdullahi Mohamed became first for Department of Religious Affairs.
Saleban Jama Diriye and Abdulrashid Jibril Yonis were announced as the Director-General of Ministry of Finance and Director-General of Ministry of Information respectively.
On the same decree the president entrusted Mohamed Dahir Ahmed as the new Food Security Co-ordinator to the World Food Programme (WFP) and is to replace Ahmed Hassan Nur.
The appointments have prompted mixed responses centering on the suggestion that administrative laws should be established before such nominations. They stressed that there was no clear define between government departments and agencies. Others insisted such positions would only increase the burden on the state budget. While some welcomed the news.
In a separate press release the president also named Abdi Hassan Mohamed as the new deputy governor of Sanaag region.
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By Sahra Farah