Somali Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed has today expressed confidence over the ability and the dedication of his new council of ministers to lead the country to a prosperous future.
“I am pleased to announce my Cabinet today after extensive consultations. This Cabinet is representative of all of Somalia, made up of people with the right talents, enthusiasm and dedication to serve the Somali people and take our country forward.” He said in a press release.
He emphasizes that Somalia is now on the right track to a better future after two decades of violence and civil war.
“After a tragic conflict that lasted too long, Somalia has now turned a corner and there is no going back. Somalia now has the opportunity to write a new, positive chapter, in our proud country’s history.” He added.
The prime minister acknowledges the difficult challenges ahead but believes his new cabinet has the right attitude to face these challenges.
“My Cabinet and I are in no doubt that there are still many complex and difficult challenges ahead. We must continue the fight to eradicate Al-Shabaab from all of Somalia, continue to reform our institutions and public finances, improve and extend public service delivery and continue building a federal Somalia.” Ahmed says.
“This government will work tirelessly for the people of Somalia, building on the progress made in the last year, to build the new Somalia that we all want to see.” He concludes.