Somaliland President Musa Bihi Abdi has sacked three cabinet ministers this morning.
Ministers of information, Mr. Abdirahman Guri Barwako, the defense minister, Isse Ahmed Yusuf, and the deputy information minister, Mohamed Muse Abees were dismissed in a presidential decree issued from the presidency.
The Head of State has not cited the reason for their dismissal but it is widely believed that corruption was rampant in the ministry of information which anti graft authority conducted probes.
The president also fired the director general of the defense, Jamal Abdilahi Mohumed, the director general of the ministry of constitution, Mohamed Hussein Ahmed Dhabeye, the director general of the youth and sports ministry, Abdikarim Husein Said.
The president has also dismissed the ex-Somaliland representative to the UAE, Mr. Hasan Yasin and the deputy Somaliland representative to the Kenya, Mr. Ayanle Salad Dirie.
Mr. Abdiqani Mohamud Ateye, the current justice minister was shifted as the new minister in charge of defense.
The former deputy interior minister Mr. Mohamed Muse Dire was appointed as the new information minister.
Mr. Abdirisak Ali Abdi Salah was appointed as the new minister responsible for the justice.
Mr. Liban Yusuf Osman Husein was named as the deputy minister for health ministry.
Mr. Abdinasir Omar Jama Rooble was appointed as the assistant minister for information.
Mr. Abdikadir Omar Jama Mohamed was named as the deputy minister for foreign affairs.
Mr. Mohamed Yusuf Ismail is the new director general of the ministry of water resources.
Mr. Jamal Abdi Muse Direi was appointed as the new DG of the ministry of constitutional affairs.
Mr. Mohamed Abdilahi Said Khaawi has become the new DG for youth and sports ministry.
Mr. Mukhtar Mohamed Ali has been named as the new DG for information ministry.
Mr. Farhan Adan Haybe has been named as the new manager of Somaliland’s Civil Service Commission.
Mr. Munir Haji Abdilahi Abusite has become the new Somaliland representative to the UAE.
Mr. Sharmarke Ahmed Mohumed Gulied was shifted to the deputy Somaliland representative to the Kenya.
Mr. Mohamed abdilahi Ibrahim has been named as the new deputy governor for Togder.