HirShabelle state president Ali Abdullahi Osoble has appointed a 52 member cabinet, the first in the newly established regional administration.
The regional leader formed 23 ministries headed by 23 substantive ministers and 23 deputies’ in addition six state ministers.
The quest for more women representation seems however to have been dealt a blow in the selection since only three women; one minister and two deputies form the 52 member cabinet.
The cabinet distribution almost mirrors that of the Federal government which creates offices of state ministers with duplicate roles as ministers. The out going federal cabinet is made up of 26 ministers and equal number of deputies and 14 state ministers.