Union of Somali Journalists welcomes the new minister of Information,
Posts & Telecommunication and Pledges to Continue Cooperation
The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) has today welcomed
the new minister for Somalia's Information, Posts and Telecommunication,
Eng. Abdulkadir Hussein Mohamed, who was sworn for the oath
of office at a ceremony held at the presidential palace-Villa
Somalia, along with other cabinet members.
Eng. Abdulkadir Hussein Mohamed, who officially took the oath
of office today 28 July, studied his bachelor decree - Electronics
Communication Engineering at North London University and took
his MS at France Ornile University, submarine systems. He returned
to the country in 2002 to help his country and people. Through
his extensive knowledge with the media, the union believes that
he will give services to the Somalia Media, particularly the
journalists who are working under hostile environment which
is considered in one of the most dangerous countries to be a
"We unreservedly welcome the new Minister of Information,
Posts and Telecommunication, Eng. Abdulkadir Hussein Mohamed
and pledge to continue our cooperation with the ministry."
said Mohammed Ibrahim, NUSOJ Secretary General.
Eng. Abdulkadir Hussein Mohamed worked as Director of Telecommunication
at the Ministry of Information, Posts and Telecommunication
and has good in knowledge in the Somali Media stakeholders.
"We urge the New minister of Information, Posts and Telecommunication
, Eng. Abdulkadir to complete the pending tasks ahead and hope
that he will come up with policies and strategies to promote
the freedom of expression and the press while developing the
Somali media industry both government or privately owned."
Mr. Ibrahim added.
He will replace the former minister of Information, Posts and
Telecommunication, Dr. Abdulkareem Jama who will be remembered
among others for his milestone development and support to the
Somali journalists, his perfect collaboration with the union
and his campaign for free media in Somalia through the initiative
of establishing the independent regulatory body (Independent
Media Council) that will revise the media law passed by the
parliament on 2008 in Baidoa, Somalia, though the Media Council
will soon be established by the Somali Media stakeholders with
the support of the Ministry soon.
"As soon as the Media law is revised in accordance with
the Somali Justice system and international norms of media regulations,
our suffering will come to an end." Mohammed Ibrahim, NUSOJ
Secretary General said "We will work with the new minister
and will cooperate in promoting the freedom of the press and
the development of the Somali media in general."
The former minister of Information, Posts and Telecommunication,
Dr. Abdulkadreem Jama opened a new chapter for the Somalia journalists
by giving continued journalism trainings that were not only
limited to the journalists at his ministry but the Somali journalists
as a whole working for the various media outlets and will be
remembered for his achievements.