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​Somalia: Mogadishu's Mayor appoints new deputies and secretary


MOGADISHU, Somalia- The Mayor of Mogadishu and Governor of Benadir region, Thabit Abdi Mohamed has appointed new deputies and a secretary after assuming office on Monday, Garowe Online reports.

The Mayor announced the new appointments following in-depth consultations with local traditional elders, and the Minister of Interior Abdi Farah Saed "Juha" , according to an official document obtained by GO.

The new appointed officials are; Salah Sheikh Mohamed, deputy governor in charge of political and security affairs, Maluka Dheere Sheikh Abdulkadir, deputy governor in charge of management and Finance, Abdullahi Hajji Erig, deputy governor in charge of social affairs and Aden Sheikh Ali, the deputy governor in charge of public works.

on the other hand, Subeyda Mohamed Mukhtar was appointed as the Secretary General of Benadir regional administration,

Two women are among the new officials appointed for the region's top positions for the first time, however, the new officials have assumed offices from their predecessors with the presence of the Mayor on Monday.

"Today, I am pleased to introduce my deputies. For the first time in history, in the top leadership has shifted towards a more gender balanced team," said the mayor in a Twitter post.

Mayor Mohamed became the deputy chief mission of Somali Embassy in U.S. during the past government led by former President Hassan Sheikh prior to his new post as the Mayor of Mogadishu this month.