​Somalia: Prime Minister appoints new Public Works Minister

The new Minister for Public Works, Eng Sadiq Abdullahi Abdi

MOGADISHU, Somalia - The Prime Minister of the Federal Government of Somalia, Hassan Ali Khaire has appointed Engineer Sadiq Abdullahi Abdi as the new minster for Public Works and Reconstruction on Tuesday, Garowe Online reports.

A statement released by the office of the Prime Minister of the Somali Federal government was announced the appointment of the new Public Works Minister, who is a political novice.

Abdi will replace late Abbas Abdullahi Sheikh Siraji, who was shot dead by one of the bodyguards of former Auditor General Nur Farah Jimale near the Presidential palace in Mogadishu in May 3, 2017.

The new Minister was urged to promptly takeover the office, according to the statement.

Ahmed Abdullahi Abdi, the Somali soldier who shot dead the country's youngest-ever cabinet minister has been sentenced to death by the Military court in June, and waiting to face the firing squad.


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