Several new Somali ministers and deputy ministers were sworn in on Saturday days after Prime Minister Hassan Ali Kheire appointed them as members of his government.
The new religious affairs, defence, energy, humanitarian affairs and housing ministers took their oath of office at parliament during a ceremony attended by the country’s deputy prime minister.
The prime minister is in neighbouring Ethiopia for an official visit.
New information minister Dahir Mohamud Geelle is yet to be sworn in because he’s out of the country.
Two new state ministers and five deputy ministers were also sworn in.
On 24 May, Prime Minister Kheire appointed 13 new cabinet members, including six ministers, five deputies and two state ministers.
Somalia is recovering from years of conflict that started following the ouster of the late leader Siad Barre.