SOMALIA: Puntland DP fires state minister over interview about transfer of ONLF officer to Ethiopia

Puntland state minister for regional coordination Bashir Abdirahmn Gurhan [pictured] is fired over irresponsibility.

Garowe (RBC Radio) Puntland deputy president Abdihakin Abdullahi has fired the state minister for regional coordination of Puntland State.

In a  decree signed by the deputy president who is also acting president has alleged the state minister Bashir Abdirahmn Gurhan of irresponsibility.

“Having seen the Constitution of Puntland, and having seen the irresponsibility of the state minister, the deputy minister has ruled to fire the state minister of regional coordination of Puntland Mr. Bashir Abdirahman Gurhan.” read part of the decree seen by Raxanreeb Online.

The minister’s firing came hours after he gave an interview to a local media in which the state minister supported the decision by the Federal Government of Somalia to transfer senior ONLF officer to Ethiopia late last month.

The decision has attracted public outrage and forced lawmakers of Somalia Federal Parliament to call for urgent meeting to discuss the case and opposed the government decision.

 

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