Somali PM appoints new defense minister, fires religious affairs minister


Mogadishu-Somali prime mister, Hassan Ali Kheyre has appointed a former Somali ambassador to Turkey, Mohamed Mursal Sheikh Abdurahman as the new Minister of defense, officials confirmed on Sunday.

Mural Shiekh , the nominated minister was worked many positions in Somalia government ,including  as Energy and Water minister, during the administration of former prime minister of the country, Omar Abdirishid  Ali Sharmarke.

Ambassador, Mohamed Mursal has been announced as new the defense minister by Somali prime minister on Sunday morning , His excellence, Hassan Ali Kheyre to replace, Abdirishid Abdullahi Mohamed who signed this position in October 21.

Meanwhile, the prime mister has sacked the religious affairs minister, Iman Abdullahi Ali.

The reason behind the removal of Somalia’s religious minister, Mr.Abdullahi yet has not been established.

Somali government has already fired from the office ,the chief of police forces and the chief commander of National Security army , during this year, while other ministers, including Maryan Qasim ,who was Humanitarian and Disaster management minister declared their resignation .

Written by : Mohamed Ibrahim Bulbul