GAROWE (Halbeeg News) – The leader of Puntland Abdiweli Ali Gaas has appointed new deputy Finance Minister.
In a statement, Mr. Gaas nominated Zainab Ugas Yasin Abdirahman to replace Abdisalam Bashiir.
Mr. Bashir resigned from the post last month after he was elected as the mayor of Garowe town.
Ms. Abdirahman who is a former Puntland lawmaker has previously served the ministries of Health and Women Affairs.
She worked with Somalia’s National Independent Electoral Commission during 2016-2017 elections.
This will be the third time, Puntland President appoints an individual for the office of this ministry since he assumed of the presidency in 2014.