Galmudug President appoints new governor for Mudug

The President of Galmudug regional state of Somalia Abdikarim Hussein Guled has appointed new governor and his deputy for Mudug province which is part of the newly established state.

Press statement from President Guled office has named Abdirashid Hashi Artan and Abdi Hussein Sheikh Ahmed as governor and his deputy responsible for security and political affairs respectively.

Ahmed Mohamed Shire and Mohamed Ali Adan were also appointed as deputies in charge of finance and social services respectively.

A ceremony to welcome the new appointments made by President Guled administration was held in Galkacyo.

Puntland and newly established Galmudug regional states of Somalia are on dispute over the borders separating the two states which Galkacyo is the centre of interest from both sides.