Somalia: 2nd minister in new HirShabelle cabinet quits

By Staff Reporter , GAROWE ONLINE
The flag of Hirshabelle, a Somali Federal State [File Photo]

JOWHAR, Somalia - The Minister of State for Security and Rehabilitation in the newly appointed cabinet of HirShabelle state Muhsin Mohamed announced his resignation on Thursday, citing personal reasons, Garowe Online reports.

Mohamed is the second state minister to step down, a day after Minister of State for Posts and Telecommunications Ismail Mohamed Ulosow resigned over what he described lack of consultation.

Both ministers were members of 57-member cabinet appointed on Wednesday, November 29 by the President of HirShabelle Mohamed Abdi Waare, who is currently facing new challenges from Parliament.

HirShabelle which is the last Somali Federal Member State established by the end of 2016 has been beset by political turmoil and power-sharing based disputes in the past few months.

The regional Parliament has kicked out the state's first President Ali Abdullahi Osoble in August this year following a no-confidence motion filed by MPs accused him of Incompetence and poor leadership.


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