Completion of Cabinet: Puntland State President Appoints 36 Ministers

On Friday evening, President Said Abdullahi Deni of the Puntland regional administration took the final steps in shaping his administration by appointing a cadre of deputy ministers and state ministers. This comprehensive selection process aimed to ensure that every facet of governance was adequately represented within the cabinet, reflecting the diverse needs and interests of the region’s populace.

With the addition of these newly appointed officials, President Deni’s cabinet now stands as a robust entity, ready to tackle the challenges and opportunities facing Puntland. Their collective expertise and dedication to public service will undoubtedly contribute to the region’s progress and prosperity in the days ahead.


The appointed deputy ministers are as follows:

1. Deputy Minister of Justice and Religious Affairs: Maryan Osman Ahmed (Fangase)

2. Deputy Minister of Security: Mohamed Ahmed Qahiye

3. Deputy Minister of Interior, Federal and Democracy Affairs: Abdirahman Khalif Farah

4. Deputy Minister of Finance: Eng. Abdullahi Ismail Mohamed

5. Deputy Minister of Revenue for Finance: Ahmed Mohamed Bulhan

6. Deputy Minister of Planning: Eng. Mohamed Hassan Ibrahim

7. Deputy Minister of Education: Mohamed Diiriye Gama’did

8. Deputy Minister of Health: Dr. Abdirashid Haji Jama

9. Deputy Minister of Public Works: Abduqadir Mohamed Gaylan

10. Deputy Minister of Ports: Farah Ali Abdi

11. Deputy Minister of Aviation and Airports: Abdirashid Sheikh Ali (Dhagasayn)

12. Deputy Minister of Women: Saido Hussein Ali

13. Deputy Minister of Information: Yaqub Mohamed Addalla

14. Deputy Minister of Trade: Abdikarin Mohamed Hassan

15. Deputy Minister of Animal Husbandry: Dr. Ahmed Cartan Mohamed

16. Deputy Minister of Environment, Pasture, and Climate Change: Ayub Ali Ahmed

17. Deputy Minister of Fisheries: Mohamud Mohamed Ali Gabah

18. Deputy Minister of Labor and Social Affairs: Farah Jama Boos

19. Deputy Minister of Energy: Said Salat Mohamed

20. Deputy Minister of Relief and Disaster Management: Ahmed Said Qaloombi

21. Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation: Faisal Ali Ismail

22. Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports: Said Salah Seed

The appointed ministers of state are as follows:

1. Minister of State for the Ministry of Justice and Religious Affairs: Abdul Ali Warasme

2. Minister of State for the Ministry of Security: Kayse Abdi Yusuf

3. Minister of State for the Ministry of Interior: Yusuf Mohamed Waays Dhedo

4. Minister of State for Finance Ministry: Mohamud Sheikh Eid Musa

5. Minister of State for Planning: Farah Mohamud Aw- Osman

6. Minister of State for the Ministry of Education: Abdisalan Ali Farah Biligsay

7. Minister of State for Health: Ahmed Sheikh Farah Mohamed

8. Minister of State for Ports: Mohamed Said Hassan

9. Minister of State for Aviation and Airports: Said Mohamed Warsame Aware

10. Minister of State for the Ministry of Animal Husbandry: Abdinasir Ahmed Adan

11. Minister of State for the Ministry of Fisheries: Said Mohamed Rage

12. Minister of State for the Ministry of Energy: Abdirahman Ali Ismail

13. Minister of State for the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation: Abduqadir Jama Ali Afrax

14. Minister of State for the Presidency: Abdifitah Mohamed Abdinur



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