By M.A Egge
The Chief Justice who is the head of the Supreme Court and also the Chairman of the National Justice Committee Hon. Adam Haji Ali Ahmed presided over the assumption of office of the newly appointed Attorney General Hon. Abdirahman Jama Hayaan.
He takes over from Mr. Hassan Ahmed Adan.
The Chief Justice who presided the handing over hailed the former AG for his service to the nation and thanked him for the good work he has done. He pointed out that rotational changes of the guard in any institution were a normal administrative procedure in dispensing public services.
He applauded the exemplary duties of the outgoing official and wished his predecessor success in his new tasks.
Hon. Adam described AG Hayaan as a veteran legal don and practitioner and hoped he would duly handle the heavy responsibilities bestowed upon him.
He pointed out that the prosecution department had a good working relationship with the judiciary in the management of justice, each being independent of the other.
The former public prosecutor Mr. Hassan Ahmed Adan, who gave a brief speech, gave a re-cap of his various achievements noting the bolstering of the prosecution department, their training and the number of buildings added since, while he was at the helm.
On the other hand, the new Attorney General Hon. Abdirahman Jama Hayaan thanked the former Attorney General for his efforts pledging diligence and that he will continue to address the issues that need strengthening and improvement.
Present during the function to witness the handing over ceremony held on Monday 28th November 2022, included the Solicitor General Mr. Abdisamad Maal, the Deputy Attorney General Ahmed Mire Osman and the Chief Prosecutor of Togdeer Region Jama Duale Said.
Others who graced the occasion were Chief Prisons Commander Brigadier General Ahmed Awale Yusuf (Libaah), Operations Commander of the National Police Force Brigadier Ibrahim Abdi Haji, Lawyer Mohamed Jama, Abdisalan Yusuf of UNDP, Fahmi Ali of EUCAP and Muuna Hirsi from Office of Development and Commonwealth of the British Government (Foreign Commonwealth and Development office).