By: Yusuf M Hasan
HARGEISA (Somalilandsun) – The minister of information and national guidance has been sacked from his post with immediate effect.
The president H.E. Ahmed Mahmoud Silanyo has relieved Abdirahman Yusuf Duale “Boobe’ of his duties as the minister of Information and national guidance.
The firing that was conveyed in a presidential decree No: JSL/M/XILQ/249/1-1280/082012 stated that the president of the republic of Somaliland has fired the minister of information.
The decree read:
To: Abdirahman Yusuf Duale “Boobe’
This is to thank you for the duration you have worked with me as well as for the service you have rendered to the public.
As you are, aware posts within the public service belong to the public and are given to those capable and with relevant skills.
To this effect, I have decided to relieve you of your office as the minister of information and national guidance.
At the same time, I hope that you will hand over, with a clean heart, your office, to the minister of Defence Hon Ahmed Haji Adami who will hold the post on a temporary basis until I appoint a permanent replacement. End Quote
The sacking of Boobe comes 48 hours after he sacked the director of the national TV station-SLNTV Mr. Ahmed Mohamed Suleiman ‘Duhul’ and the Managing editor of the state print owned Dawan Media Group Mr. Mohamed Osman Mire ‘Sayid’ in what the fired Boobe had termed as a move to streamline ministerial operations.
The firing of Sayid and Duhul was perceived by many as a fallacy by Boobe owing to their high esteem within the presidency due to the outstanding performance as managers of the then Kulmiye party owned clandestine radio station of ‘Horiyal’.
Sayid Mire became a thorn in the flesh of the then president Dahir Rayale Kahin and his UDUB ruling part. The Sayid Mire led Horiyal clandestine radio which landed him in jail several times is directly attributed with having broken the spine of the then ruling party UDUB.
To crown the success of dislodging UDUB from office, the Boobe fired and now presumably reinstated Managing editor of Dawan Media Group Mr. Mohamed Osman Mire ‘Sayid’ conducts official business seated on the chair that used to be president Rayale’s.
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