Hargeysa, Somaliland, September 1, 2007 – The president of the republic of Somaliland, Dahir Rayale Kahin, Wednesday [29 August] appointed Abdi Haybe Muhammad minister of health and labour.
This was announced in a press release issued Wednesday by the presidential spokesman, Sa'id Adani Moge. The detailed press release reads as follow:
The president of the republic of Somaliland, Dahir Rayale Kahin, in a decree issued today while considering article 90 of the constitution of the republic of Somaliland, at the same time acknowledging the importance of filling the vacant post at the Ministry of Health and Labour, appointed Abdi Haybe Muhammad minister of health and labour of the republic of Somaliland. He is expected to assume the ministry's responsibility the date of this decree.
Abdi Haybe Muhammad was a member of the executive council of the opposition KULMIYE party, and a parliamentary candidate in Hargeysa Region on KULMIYE ticket in the first 2005 parliamentary elections, [but lost the elections].
The post fell vacant after Abdillahi Hussein Iman alias ‘Abdillahi Driver’, who is from the same sub clan as Haybe, resigned early this month.
Source: Haatuf Daily