MOGADISHU Somalia (Xinhua) --
cabinet on Monday approved appointment of heads of police force
and intelligence agency as the Horn of African nation seeks
stabilization ahead of the exit of the African Union mission.
According to a statement released after the cabinet meeting in
Mogadishu, Bashir Ahmed Mohamed was promoted to be the new
commander of the Somali Police Force.
Osman Hussein, former deputy health minister, was appointed the
new head of the National Intelligence Service Agency (NISA),
while Bashir Mohamed Jama was reappointed as Chief of Custodial
Corps less than a year after being replaced.
replaced Abdihakim Dahir Said while Hussein replaced Abdullahi
Mohamed Ali Sanbaloolshe, who was sacked after the deadly
October 12, 2017 twin terror attacks in Mogadishu that claimed
more than 500 lives.
cabinet approves first telecom regulator
MOGADISHU (Xinhua) --
Somalia Cabinet on Monday approved Abdi Sheikh
Ahmed as the country’s first director-general of the National
Communications Authority (NCA), tasked with regulating the
country’s telecommunication sector.
Ashur Hassan, minister for Post, Telecom and Technology, said
Sheikh has requisite experience for leading Somalia’s first
another milestone by the ministry to have the director endorsed
in due course because it will bring us closer to the
establishment of the regulator,” he said in a statement.
Sheikh is multi-disciplinary technology leader with strong
background in ICT.
23 years he worked for a large telecommunication company in the
United States and has been an ICT adviser to Somalia’s Ministry
of Post, Telecommunication and Technology.