Somaliland’s First Woman Mayor Takes Office in Gabiley City
GABILEY–Somaliland’s district of Gabiley appointed its first woman mayor in the history of Republic of Somaliland that has been struggling to get recognition from the international community over the past few years.
Elders and officials of Gabiley District Committee nominated Ms. Kadra Haaji in an acting capacity following a vote of no confidence against former immediate mayor Aden Muhumed, who is allegedly embroiled in corruption allegations.
The extra ordinary sitting of the local committee attended by Somaliland’s Attorney General Hassan Ahmed, Director of the ministry of internal affairs Abdullahi Hussein and Deputy Provisional Commissioner of Gabiley province, endorsed Ms. Haaji to take over as the new major.
The 18-member committee elected Ms. Haaji who has previously served as a deputy in the North West city which is located 54 km from Hargeisa the capital of Somaliland.
Ms. Haaji replaces former Mayor Muhumed who according to the office of attorney general of Somalilad misappropriated more than 250million Somaliland shillings during his tenureb as Gabiley boss.
Little is known about Ms. Haaji but sources indicated that she had previously worked in community initiatives to foster development in Somaliland