Somalia: PM Sharmarke to reveal cabinet lineup


MOGADISHU, Somalia Jan 5, 2015 (Garowe Online)-Federal Government of Somalia’s Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke is planning to reveal his lineup of cabinet ministers over the coming days, Garowe Online reports.

Federal MPs and former officials who held ministerial posts in the previous governments are likely to appear in the anticipated lineup according to reliable sources.

Sharmarke is said to have held talks with President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on the new cabinet, with insiders saying trivial disagreement over the return of two officials continues to drag on.

Mohamud wants that-Hussein Abdi Halane, caretaker Minister for Finance and Fowsiyo Yusuf Haji Adan, former Foreign Affairs Minister-be included in the lineup.

The announcement of the new cabinet was postponed on account of further consultations.

International community sees Halane a close aide who took part in the recent campaign that saw former Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed removed.

UN report accused Adan, also a female Member of Parliament of corruption at the country highest monetary authority last year.

On December 17, following a month-long political infighting and the subsequent ouster of Mohamed in parliamentary no confidence vote, Somalia President named Sharmarke to the premiership.


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