Somalia’s Humanitarian Affairs minister resigns

By Asad Cabdullahi Mataan

Somali minister for Humanitarian and Disaster Managment, Maryan Qassim has resigned on Wednesday citing incertitude and disorder in the government.

In a press conference held Mogadishu, the minister said she could not work in atmosphere associated with confusion and disorder.

“I can work in professional way in a department or ministry but you get confused when the work is done in disorderly manner, therefore I am not in a  way to oppose the government. I have decided to go back for a private job and stay clear from politics,” said Qasim.

She is the second high profile minister to resign in less than forty days following the resignation of the former Defense minister,  Abdirashid A Mohamed on 12th October just two before the deadly truck bombing.

Her resignation comes amid the defense position has not been filled yet. Qasim who is one of the prominent ministers in prime minister Kheires cabinet, prevously headed several ministries including Family Affairs, Social Development and Health ministries. She  is close ally of the current president, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo.

Source: HOL