President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud appoints Hussein Sheikh as the new Chief of Staff of Villa Somalia.
President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has on Monday appointed Hussein Sheikh as the new Director of the Presidential Palace better known as Villa Somalia shortly after he had officially assumed power from former President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo. This is the first appointment since President Mohamud was elected on Sunday May 15 in Presidential election held at Afisyoni tent in Mogadishu. In a statement posted on official page of the Presidential Palace, Mohamud pointed out that Hussein serves as a good example for Somali youth who have dedicated to rebuilding their country and fostering cohesion amongst the Somali people. The President wished him all the best as he embarked on serving the Nation and thanked the immediate former Director of the Presidency Dr. Mohamed Abdullahi Isse for his excellent service. "H.E President @HassanSMohamud has appointed Hon. Hussein Sheikh as Presidency @TheVillaSomalia Chief of Staff. The President wished Hon. Hussein success as he begins his new role & thanked the immediate Fmr Chief of Staff Mr. Mohamed Abdullahi Isse for his distinguished service." read the statement. Hussein Haruun served as a senator in the Somalia's 10th parliament and has expertise in both government and private sectors. He was the Secretary-General of the constitutional review committee from both houses of the 10th parliament. Hussein now takes over the mantle from the outgoing Chief of Staff Dr. Mohamed Abdullahi Isse who was appointed by former President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo. President Mohamud is in the coming weeks and months expected to make changes and appointments to key positions in his government as hopes to run a seamless government in the next four years of his tenure.