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Omar Abdirashid hands over the keys to the Office of the PM in power transfer ceremony

Hiiraan Online
Thursday March 2, 2017

Mogadishu (HOL) - A power transfer ceremony was held in Parliament on Thursday saw Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire formally take over the reigns of office from his predecessor.

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During the ceremony, former PM Omar Abdirashid Sharmarke thanked members of his cabinet for their cooperation and service during the past few years. Adding that the new PM should focus on expanding the capabilities of the Somali government so that it services could be accessible at a village or district level.

PM Khaire announced that the ministers appointed by Omar Abdirashid Ali Sharmarke will continue working their post until he names his cabinet.

“I would especially like to thank my brother, Omar Abdirashid for his work while serving as Prime Minister, I will continue to work to form a responsible government."

Prime Minister Khaire specifically addressed the humanitarian crisis going on in Somalia and called on citizens to assist their countrymen affected by drought, emphasizing that his number one priority is to support the people.

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