Somalia: Former TFG Ministers Begin to Transfer Power

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Copies of the Qur'an are laid out ahead of the swearing-in ceremony for Members of the New Federal Parliament of Somalia (file photo).

Mogadishu — Some of Former TFG ministers have on Sunday transferred the power to the elected federal ministers by Abdi Farah Shirdon, Somali prime minister.

During a power transfer ceremony, with high ranking officials and dignitaries held in Mogadishu Sunday, the finance and planning Minister Mohamud Hassan Suleyman has formally taken over the office from his predecessor Abdullah Godah Barre.

Speaking at the event, the new minister has show appreciation to the former boss for his hard working and competence during his time in office under former President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed's transitional government.

Mohamud Hassan Suleiman, the minister of Finance & Planning also asked for vigorous collaboration, to perform his duty for the horn of Africa war-torn country and the people of Somalia.

The is a beginning for the political changes in Somalia after The transition process culminated in the election of Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as President in September 10 by the MPs in Mogadishu.

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