Somaliland: Cabinet Ministers Discuss Security, Governance, and Regional Development

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The 128th session of the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Somaliland was convened yesterday, Monday, on the 13th of May 2024. Chaired by the President of the Republic of Somaliland, H.E. Muse Bihi Abdi, and accompanied by the Vice President of Somaliland, H.E. Abdirahman Abdilahi Ismail (Sailici), the session deliberated on a variety of important issues.

The Council commenced with a detailed security briefing from the Minister of Interior, Hon. Mohamed Kahin Ahmed, covering updates on the country’s security status, preparations for the upcoming 33rd-anniversary commemoration of May 18, and the security environment in the Horn of Africa.

Following this, the Minister of Transport and Road Development, Hon. Rabbi Abdi Mohamed, presented a report focusing on addressing the rising number of traffic accidents in the country. The report, compiled by a dedicated committee, outlined proposed solutions which will be reviewed and potentially approved at the next meeting after the committee was reinforced with new members.

Additionally, the Council deliberated on the proposal for the regionalization of Gabiley and the enhancement of the districts of Aynaba, Baki, Sheikh, and Baligubadle. Initiated by the Minister of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, this proposal will be forwarded to the House of Representatives of the Republic of Somaliland for further assessment. The aim is to bolster the Gabiley Region and elevate the status of the districts of Caynaba, Baki, Sheikh, and Baligubadle.

Concluding the cabinet session, the Council advised the Ministry of Interior to identify additional regions and districts that meet the criteria outlined in the self-governing law and districts No. 23/2019. These recommendations will be presented to the House of Representatives and the Senate to fulfill their respective constitutional duties.