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Somalia: Puntland President meets new cabinet ministers


GAROWE, Somalia, July 8, 2015(Garowe Online)-The President of Somalia’s Puntland Government Dr. Abdiweli Mohamed Ali has met with eight new cabinet ministers at the State House on Wednesday, Garowe Online reports.

Ali briefed new ministers for Justice, Security, Finance, Education, Environment, Health, Livestock and Agriculture on the agendas lying ahead, three weeks after massive shuffle.

He asked them to show off tirelessness, execute the tasks at hand in speedy manner and work on the ongoing Employees reform programme.

On June 16, Puntland President made his first cabinet reshuffle, sacking 8 ministers.

Some ministers changed positions, and among those removed were Education Minister Ali Haji Warsame and Health Minister Dr. Sadik Enow.

Puntland Ali is facing tough conundrum in the formation of what he described ‘phantom’ state in central Somalia. 


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