ADDIS ABABA (Halbeeg News) – The mayor of Dire Dawa, Ibrahim Osman has submitted his resignation letter on Tuesday following a meeting with the city councilors.
Osman has been ruling the city which the headquarters of Ethio-Somalia regional State for the last three years.
The members of the council have appointed a new mayor for the city from the city council, Mahdi Giren who is also councilor.
According to sources, Osman will be moving to a different role in the government led by president Mohamud Omer.
The report by EBC said Dire Dawa council picked Mehadi Giren in consideration of his “experience and academic qualifications.”
The city council appointed former deputy mayor, Abdella Ahmed, as speaker of the council following the resignation of the former speaker, Kedir Jawar who is now assigned as Deputy Mayor as well as Trade and Investment Office Head.
The council also made other changes to the city cabinet.