By: Yusuf M Hasan
HARGEISA (Somalilandsun) – The Confusion surrounding the official office of former Fisheries minister has been laid to rest.
According to the minister of information, Culture and National Guidance Mr. Abdilahi Mohamed Dahir ‘Ukuse’ the outgoing minister of fisheries and marine resources Mr. Abdilahi Osman Geeljire has been deployed to the presidency.
“I congratulate the outgoing fisheries minister who has not left the government but is expected to shortly assume new duties the presidency” said the information minister during a handover ceremony at the fisheries ministry.
The Ukuse put to rest debate on the fate of Geeljire emanate from a recent cabinet reshuffle by President Ahmed Mahmud Silanyo that saw a number of new ministers appointed, others transferred or fired with Mr. Ali Jama Farah ‘Bureed’ appointed fisheries minister while his predecessor (Geeljire) only reported to have been transferred but without mention of his new portfolio.
During the handover ceremony at the ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources Geeljire the outgoing minister welcomed incoming Ali Bureed whom he briefed on prevalent status and strategic plans of the vital ministry as well as on constraints engulfing it.
Mr. Bureed who praised his predecessor for diverse achievements garnered during his tenure informed that he shall not only on the path laid but never hesitate to consult Geeljire whenever the need arises.