President Bihi Holds First Cabinet Meeting Introducing Minister Accountability Code (+Images)

His Excellency Musa Bihi Abdi, the newly elected president of the Republic of Somaliland, brought together his new cabinet of ministers Saturday at an inaugural meeting during which he tabled his plans for a sweeping reform in government practices.

President Bihi promised supporters during the party campaigns which brought him to power that he would uproot government malpractices which included misuse of public office powers and services, misappropriation of resources,  clan loyalty and unbridled divulgence of state secrets.

Mr. Hussein Deyr, who still holds the office of Presidency spokesperson, read the new leader’s seven-point agenda for reform to the press at the end of the cabinet meeting.

Mr. Bihi took the cabinet through a formal oath process whose objective was to hold them to a solemn undertaking to:

  1. Keep ministerial and state secrets to themselves at all times
  2. Register private property and assets before taking office with state
  3. Ministers register relevant bio background pertinent to office with state
  4. Strengthen and accelerate inter-ministerial relations in order to maximize government efficiency
  5. Ministers develop view to justly distribute resources across the regions and to encourage said regions to optimize productive sector
  6. Ministers distance themselves from all association with specific clans in order to emphasize state responsibility over clan allegiance and/or association including participation in clan-organized meetings and banquets in honor of minister/s
  7. Takeover ceremonies not to be held outside official premises

This first proclamation of the new government was widely but tentatively welcomed by a wary public worn out by similar promises that hardly materialized under previous administrations. A number of ill practices had marred the reputations of governments that had on a number of other counts done well.Image may contain: 2 people, suit Image may contain: 1 person, suitImage may contain: 2 people, people sitting and suitImage may contain: 14 people, people smiling, people standing, wedding and outdoorImage may contain: 15 people, people smiling, people standing, wedding, shoes and outdoorImage may contain: 4 people, people sittingImage may contain: 3 people, people sitting and indoorImage may contain: 19 people, people smiling, wedding and outdoorImage may contain: 12 people, people smiling, suitImage may contain: 17 people, people standing, suit, wedding and outdoorImage may contain: 2 people, people sitting, table and indoorImage may contain: 3 people, people sittingImage may contain: 1 person, sitting and suitImage may contain: 1 person, sitting and suitImage may contain: 1 person, sunglassesImage may contain: 1 person, sittingImage may contain: 1 person, sittingImage may contain: 1 person, closeupImage may contain: one or more people and eyeglassesImage may contain: 1 personImage may contain: 1 person, sitting and indoorImage may contain: 1 personImage may contain: 1 person, sittingImage may contain: 1 person, sitting and indoorImage may contain: 1 person, sitting and beardImage may contain: 1 person, sittingImage may contain: 1 person, sittingImage may contain: 1 person, suitImage may contain: 1 person, sitting, beard and indoorImage may contain: 1 personImage may contain: 1 person, sittingImage may contain: 1 person, sittingImage may contain: 1 personImage may contain: 1 person

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