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How will he be sworn in? The Million dollar question in the Central Bank Governor appointment
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How will he be sworn in? The Million dollar question in the Central Bank Governor appointment

 Maters religion have  waded in to the appointment of the Central Bank governor as leaders now questions how an non-Muslim will take oath of office with a Quran.

MP Zacharia Mohamud has questioned how the Christian Briton appointment for the top job at Central bank will be sworn in to office  in the country with 100 percent Muslim population.

The religious card adds to a number of issues raised by the country’s professionals on why  the government settled for a foreigner for the top job , arguing that the country had qualified personnel to fill the position.

On Monday , Somali Members of parliament have changed laws to allow the appointment of a foreigner to head the Central Bank of  Somalia for the first time in the nation’s history.

An overwhelming majority of lawmakers (158) voted for the change as proposed by the government of President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo and Prime Minister Ali Hassan Khayre. Previously only a Somali would have assumed the position.

Only 17 MPs opposed the move even  as the government maintained that they needed  the foreign expertise to lead the turnaround of the fortunes of the  bank.