Profile of the Presidents, Prime Ministers, and Cabinet Ministers: Republic of Somalia (1960-69)
Aden Abdullah Osman:
H.E. Aden Abdullah Osman was born at Belet Weyne (Hiran Region). After receiving education at State Schools, he acquired administrative experience in Government oficies.
He subsequently devoted himself to his own business. In Febraury 1944, he joined the Somali Youth Club (subsequently called Somali Youth League), became a member of the party's steering board and in 1946 was appointed Secreatry of the Belet Weyne section of the party.
In 1951 the Regional Council of Mudug designated him for the Territorial Council on which he served uninterruptedly (up to February 1956) as the representative of the S.Y.L.
In 1953 he was appointed Vice-President of the Territorial Council. In 1954 he became the President of the Somali Youth League and remained office untill 1956. Re-elected to the same position in May 1958, he occupied this post simultaneously with the post of the President of the Legislative Assembly until 1st July 1960.
In 1956, when the Territorial Council was replaced by Legislative Assembly, he was elected member of the National Assembly for Belet Weyne District at the general political elections, and in meantime the Legislative Assembly appointed him its President.
In the 1959 general political elections, he was again elected member of the National Assembly, which again appointed him Presedent. He maintained this post when the Legislative Assembly was converted into the Consituent Assembly.
In his capacity as President of the Constituent Assembly, on 1st July 1960, he proclaimed the Independence of the Somali Republic and following the unification of the northern and southern territories - former British Somaliland and Italian Somaliland. The National Assembly chose him as Provisional President of the Republic for period of 1 year, and in 1961 re-elected him to the same mandate for 6 years.
He devoted his interest to legal, social and economic studies. Besides Somali, he speaks Italian, English and Arabic.
According to the Constitution of the Republic, the out-going President enjoyed life-membership of the Somali National Assembly (Article 51, paragraph 4).
Abdirashid Ali Shermake:
H.E. Abdirashid Ali Shermake was born in 1919 at Haradere in the district of Obbia. After having attended Quranic schools, he completed his elementary education 1936.
From 1937 to 1943 he became a trader and later a Civil Servant in the then Italian Administration. At the same time, he brought his educational standard up to Intermediate level.
He joined the Somali Youth League (SYL) immediately after its foundation in 1943. He entered the British Administration Civil Service in 1944.
He completed his secondary education in 1950-53 while still Civil Servant, and got a scholarship to the University of Rome where he graduated in political science in 1958. One year later after returing from Italy, he was elected to the then Legislative Assembly from Gardo as SYL member in 1959. He thus terminated fifteen years in the Civil Service.
Immediately after Independence on July 1st 1960, he was nominated by President Aden Abdullah Osman as Prime Minister, a position he held until March 1964 when the first General Elections were held. He was re-elected to Parliament from his old constituency. On August 20, 1959 he had been among the first politicians who demanded independence before the targeted date of 31st December, 1960.
As Prime Minister, Abdirashid travelled abroad extensively in pursuit of a non-aligned and neutral foriegn policy. Although the ruling SYL Party recommended him to be re-nominated as Prime Minister by a large majority, President Aden Abdullah Osman invited Abdirazak Haji Hussein to form a cabinet in which Abdirashid was not member.
Mohamed Haji Ibrahim Egal:
Hon. Mohamed was born in Odweina on August 15, 1928. He completed his primary, intermediate, and secondary education in former British Somaliland and then went to Britain for further studies where he stayed from 1950-54.
On June 26, 1960, when the country gained independence, Egal became the Prime Minister of Somaliland.
After the Union and the formation of the Somali Republic, he was nominated Minister for Defence in the Cabinet of Abdirashid Ali Shermake. After one year, Egal was nominated Minister for Education in the same Government.
In October 1962 Egal led a delegation to London to negotiate the NFD problem with British leaders. His delegation persuaded and obtained from the British Government a referendum in the Northern Frontier District (NFD). In the same period, he led another delegation to Kenya to organize the referendum which found 83% in favour of joining with the Somali Republic.
In October 1966, he joined the Somali Youth League party. Finally, he became the third Prime Minister of Somali Republic in 1967.
Ali Mohamed Hirave:
Hon. Ali was born in Mogadishu in 1922. He had normal Quranic and Arabic teaching , and later graduated from the "Scuola Politica" with diploma.
He joined Government Service in 1958. In 1954 he was elected Councillor in the first Minicipal elections of the Trust Territory of Somalia.
In 1959 and 1964 he was elected to the National Assembly from Adale in the Benadir Region.
He was Minister for Information in Abdirashid Government from 1960-64. He joined the SYL and was at one time member of the Central Committee of the party.
Ali Mohamed Ossoble (Wardiglei):
Hon. Ali was at El Dher in 1928. After Quranic and elementary education, he went to the Political Administration School, where he received his Diploma in 1957.
He was sent to the USA for higher education, and returned to his country in 1959. Then he continued his studies at the University Institute of Mogadishu.
He served in the Administration under the Italians. In 1960, he was appointed District Commissionar of Bardere, and subsequently served in the same office at Merca and Berbera.
He was elected member of the National Assembly from Mogadishu itself.
Hared Farah Nur:
Hon. Hared was born in 1929 in Belet Weyne. He went to Quranic school and later to a "Madrasa" where he learnt Arabic.
In 1950 he became a soldier in the Army, and was later transfered to the Marine Unit where he was an RT operator in charge of telegraphy and at the same time Hon. Hared completed his elementary education.
In 1956 he became a civil RT operator in the Postal Srvice and at the same time he studied in the Industrial School; when he had finished he joined the Accounting School from which he graduated in 1964, and was awarded a Diploma.
In the same year he participated in the elections and was elected to Beled Weyne as a candidate of the SDU party. He immediately became member of the SYL.
Hassan Haji Omer Amei:
Hon. Hassan was born at Buhodle in 1938. He went to a Quranic School and later had his Elementary Education at Las Anod in Northeastern Region.
In 1947 he was accepted at Sheikh Intermediate Boarding School where he completed the four-year course successfully. Upon graduation in 1955, he joined the Government Service as a Postal Clerk in Posts and Telegraph Department.
In 1959 he left the Government Service for politics. In 1961 Haji Hassan left for Moscow to study International Law at Moscow State University. He was recalled before graduation to stand for the 1964 General Elections by the elders of Buhodle.
He was elected to the National Assembly in 1964 on a SYL ticket. Haji Hassan was Editor and proprietor of "AL HAKIKA", an Arabic-Language weekly newspaper of high circulation. He was the President of the Afro-Asian Solidiarity Committee of Somalia and participated in the Afro-Asian Writers Conference held at Nicosia, Cyprus in 1967.
Abdillahi Jirreh Dualeh:
Hon. Abdillahi was born in Hargeisa in 1928. Educated in Aden, he hoined the Government Services in 1949. In 1960, he was appointed Collector of Customs and Excise. In 1962, he was promoted to Controller of Customs and Excise.
Hon. Abdillahi resigned from the Government Service and entered politics in 1963. In 1964 he was elected as a candidate for the Somali National Congress (SNC). He joined the Somali Youth League on July 10, 1967.
Haji Farah Ali Omar:
Hon. Haji Farah was born in Hobbia in 1907 and entered politics when he joined the SYL in 1944. He was one of the Party Representatives in the Territorial Council from 1952 to 1956; Deputy in the first Legislative Assembly from 1955; and member of the first Local Government from 1956; in that Government he was Minister for Economic Affairs and he was re-elected to the Territorial Council in 1959.
He was re-elected deputy in 1964. From 1956 until Independence, he took part in missions to the United Nations to deal with Somali Affairs. From the date of Independence to 1961 he led the Somali delegation to the United Nations. He also took part in a number of International Conferences.
Ali Alio Mohamed:
Hon. Ali was born in 1928 at Lugh-Habar near Bur Hakaba. He attended there the Quranic School, and by 1946 was a Sergeant in the Army of the British Administration. From 1947 to 1949 he was in Kenya, taking military courses.
In 1957 he was transferred to the Mogadishu Police. Six months later he was at the Police School again, studying military techniques until 1959. Later, he was assigned to the Administrative section of the Mogadishu police with the rank of Inspector.
At the end of 1963 he left the Police in order to take partt in the elections of 1964, and was elected to the District of Bur Hakaba. He had joined the SYL in 1964. In 1966 he went to China and to Korea as a member of an official delegation.
Mohamed Sheikh Yusuf "Derbi":
Hon. Mohamed was born in 1928 at Qabri-Daharre. He obtained high marks at his Quran and Arabic Schools, and entered politics in 1946 when he joined the SYL Party, since which time he has been continuously active in political affairs.
He was elected first to the Legislative Assembly in 1956 as a member of the SYL, which he left, however, in 1958 to become a member of the GSL. He rejoined the SYL Party in 1963. He was elected member for Afmadow in 1964.
Sheikh Mohamud Mohamed Farah:
Hon. Sheikh Mohamud was born in 1917 in near Dagahbur, Dagahmado District attended Quranic School and was in Mogadishu a pupil of prominent Holy Men, learning "Al Figih". In 1942 he studied at a Government school under the late Moallim Jama Bilal; in 1962 obtained the Diploma from the Institute of Islamic Displines, Mogadishu.
A member of the SYL since 1944, he was immediately appointed Inspector-General of all the local officies, and a member of the Central Committee in 1947. Two years later he and five other SYL leaders were confined to forced residence by the British Administration.
A Territorial Councillor from 1952 to 1956, Sheikh M.M. Farah was elected to the Legislative Assembly as a deputy from Afmadow in 1956, and again in 1959. During the second Legislature he became Minister of Grace and Justice. In 1960 he became Secretary-General of the SYL, holding the post until 1963. In the general election of March 1964 he was re-elected at Afmadow.
Ahmed Yusuf Dualeh:
Hon. Ahmed was born at Hargeisa in 1935. Completed Elementary Education in Hargeisa and Sheikh. In 1951 joined the "Bakhta-Rida" Teacher's Institute in the Sudan where he completed successfully a two-year course.
He then returned to the former British Somaliland where he served as a teacher until May 1956. In June 1956 he proceeded to Cairo where he attended a course of Journalism which he completed successfully in two years.
When in 1958 the newspaper "AL-LIWA" appeared, Ahmed Ysuf Dualeh was the number two in the editorial staff. In 1959 he was appointed Editorial-in-Chief- a post he held until January 1963 when publication ceased.
Elected Deputy to the National Assembly on March 1964 from Gebileh (North Western Region).
Abdulqadir Mohamed Aden:
Hon. Abdulqadir was born at Bulo Burt in November 1919. Studied at Quranic Schools, then at Italian schools in Afgoi and Mogadishu.
Began his political career as a member of partriotic associations at Baidoa and joining the SYL in 1944. He served for some time in the Central Committee of the Party. After his return to Mogadishu, he joined the HDMS party in 1950 of which he became one of the leaders. A.M. Aden attended the School of Political Administration in 1951, a year later went to Cairo to study at an Egyptian secondary school; he also obtained the Lower Cambridge Certificate at Cairo's British Council.
He became Secretary-General of the HDMS and twice attended the sessions of the U.N. Trusteeship Council in New York. A member of the Legislative Assembly in 1956, he was re-elected in 1959 and served as Vice-President of the Assembly from May 1959 to July 1960, when he became Minister of Finance in the first Government of the Somali Republic. He was elected again, for the SYL at Bur Hakaba on March 1964.
Aden Isak Ahmed:
Hon. Aden was born in 1921 at Borama. He was in the Army from 1943 to 1945. Educated at Sheikh School, he entered the teaching profession in September 1946. In 1957-58 he was the Principal of the Day Intermediate School, Burao.
In 1958 Aden won a two-year scholarship to England. After his return to the Republic he became Principal of the Boarding Intermediate School, Gabileh. He then joined the Foreign Service in 1961 as the Somali Embassy in Moscow, a post he held until his resignation from the Foreign Service in 1963 to take part in the election campaign.
Ali Omar Shego:
Hon. Ali was born in Mogadishu on July 20, 1924. He earned Diploma from the Political Administration School, Mogadishu; and advanced courses in Italy.
A District Commissioner of Bulo Burti, 1955-56, he was appointed Perfect of Mijurtinia in 1956, and Governor of the Benadir in 1958, a post he held until 1960. During that period he was President of the Somali Olympic Committee.
In January 1961, he became a high official of the Foreign Ministry, and in April 1962 was assigned as permanent representative to European Economic Community in Brussels, with Ambassadorial rank. He was the Republic's Minister Plenipotentiary at the signing in Yaounde, in July 1963, of the new convention between the EEC and the associated African countries.
Yusuf Aden Mohamed:
Hon. Yusuf was born at Burao in 1930. He went to school in 1943 when he was enrolled at the Hargeisa Elementary School. He completed his Intermediate School at Sheikh in 1949 and was appointed as a teacher.
In 1958 he went to the U.K. for a two-year teachers training course at Newsland Park College. After his return, the posts he held in the Ministry of Education included: Assistant Regional Officer, and Planning Officer. He was elected deputy for Erigavo on March 1964.
Kenedit Ahmed Yusuf:
Hon. Kenedit was born in 1928 at Qallafo. He attended Quranic schools, later Italian Primary Schools in Mogadishu and in 1945 studies at Institutes established by the British Administration.
He joined the SYC, later called the SYL, in 1946. In 1951 he won a competition for a customs officer's post. After further studies, received a teacher's Diploma, and was sent to Italy for an advanced course.
He served as a teacher, and later as a head, Customs services, Mogadishu, until he got a diploma from the capital's University Institute. Rome University had him as a Political Science student from 1958 to 1961 when he graduated.
Upon his return home, Hon. Kenedit worked for a while at the Ministry of Finance and from September 1961 to earlier of 1964 he was Extraordinary Commissioner for Mogadishu City. Berdere sent him to the National Assembly as an SYL deputy in March 1964.
Abdullahi Issa Mohamud:
Hon. Abdullahi was born in 1922 at Afgoi. The second world war broke out while he was still a student. After he turmoiled of the war years, he joined the SYL from its onset. He became one of the leaders of the party and was eventually appointed Secretary-General.
He went to Paris and New York as an SYL delegate to proclaim the right of the Somali people to independence. After election as an SYL deputy in the political elections of 1956. Hon. Abdullahi was called in the same year to form Somalia's first Government, thus becoming the first Prime Minister.
Re-elected in 1959, he was re-confirmed as Premier, and held for some time also the portfolios of Foreign Affairs, Interior and Grace and justice. In the Government formed after Somalia's Independence in July 1960, he was appointed Foreign Minister. In this capacity he took part in many international conventions, in particular the U.N. General Assembly and the African conferences of Lagos, Addis Abeba, Dakar and Other. In the general election of March 1964 he was returned to the National assembly as an SYL deputy for Beled Weyne.
Aden Shirreh Jama:
Hon. Aden was born in 1918 in Dusa Mareb. In his childhood he helped his father in his business and attended a Quranic School. In 1934 he enrolled in the Corpo delle Bande Dubat. In 1939 he was in Italy working for the African Ministry with the rank of Capo Banda, and went to Elementary school.
He fought in the Partisan War in Italy, and was wounded and decorated. He came back to Somalia in 1946 and was employed by the Education Department. He attended courses in English. He joined the Somali Progressive Party in 1949 and was the President of the Party.
From September 1956 to December 1958 he attended the Political Administrative School, received a Diploma, and became a Secretary. In 1958 he joined the Ministry of Interior where he organised the electoral service for administrative and political elections.
In the March 1964 election he was returned for Dusa Mareb as an SYL Member.
Yassin Nur Hassan:
Hon. Yassin was born in 1923 at El Bur, where he attended the Quran School. In 1953 he received a Diploma from the Commercial School. He also received a Diploma in Public Administration from the Dutch Institute. He joined the SYL in 1946. From 1953 to 1959 he was Municipal Secretary in Galkayo.
In 1959 he was elected to the National Assembly from Galkayo. In 1963 he was elected Secretary-General of the SYL party, and in 1964 was re-elected Deputy from Galkayo. He has been a member of a number of Parliamentary delegations abroad.
Ismail Dualeh Warsame:
Hon. Ismail was born in 1918 in Burao. He was a Signalman in the British Military Administration from 1942 to 1948. He joined the then Somaliland Protectorate Service as a clerk in 1948.
In 1953-54 he attended a course in Public Administration at the University of Khartoum, and upon graduation served as A.D.C. at Hargeisa, Berbera, Las Anod and Burao before Independence. Afterwards he became D.C. of Erigavo.
Hon. Ismail held the post of Director of Community Development for a short time and later became Regional Governor, North Western a post he held until he retired from the service on 1st1st December 1963. At the 1964 General Elections he was elected Member of the National Assembly from Buhodle and was Minister for Agriculture and Animal Husbandry in the Abdirizak's Governmnet until early 1967.
Mohamud Abdi Nur:
Hon. Mohamud was born at Lugh Ganane in 1923. He moved as a child to Baidoa, where he studied first at the Quranic School and later at the Government School. He joined the SYL in 1944 and soon organised several local party branches in the Upper-Juba Region.
A member of the Advisory Council for the Upper Jubba Region in 1946-47, Hon. Mohamud was the SYL Secretary in Biadoa from 1945 to 1950. A staunch champion of Independence, he was arrested several times. In 1951 he was appointed to the Territorial Council, and five years later was elected member of the Legislative Assembly from the Baidoa constituency.
He was Minister for General affairs in the first Somali Government from 1956 to 1959. In that election he was again confirmed as SYL member of the Parliament for baidoa and became Minister for Public Works aand Telecommunications. When the Ministry of Communication and Transport was set up he took it over. Later he was transferred to the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry in minor Government reshuffle.
Abdillahi Mohamed Ahmed "Qablan":
Hon. Abdillahi was born in 1926 in Las Khorey. He was taken to Aden at the age of five and had Quranic and Elementary education there. At the age of thirteen he went into business and began to rise in this career step by step until he became Branch Manager for the Firm A. Besse and Co. In Bosaso.
In 1946 he joined the SYL and in 1960 was elected to the party in Berbera. He went into politics in the Legislative Council during the general Elections of February 1960. For a brief period he was an Under-Secretary in the first Abdirashid Government.
From September 1964 until resigned from Abdirizak's Government in April 1966, he was Under-Secretary for Finance. He was elected from Las Khoreh both in 1960 and in 1964.
Mohamed Ali Nur "Daar":
Hon. Mohamed was born in Hobbia in 1923. In early childhood he rejoined his family at Eil, where he attended Quranic School until the age of twelve. He later went to Mogadishu, where he completed his Elementary Education. In July 1941 he joined the Somali Police Force under the British Administration and soon became an Inspector. He was given many responsible posts, including those of Commandant of Station and Official Investigator.
In June 1951 he joined the AESS as a Public Administration employee. In August 1952 he attended the Political Administration School, and received a Diploma in 1955. In 1953 he was appointed Head of the Currency and Business Office. In 1955 he was appointed ADC, later DC in Belet Weyne where he stayed until 1956. From 1956 to 1957 he studied in Italy, and in the same year he accompanied a United Nations Mission as Government representative.
He was a member of the Somali Mission on the NFD question. He took part in the deliberations of the Security Council at its Twenty-Fourth Session. In 1957 he was appointed DC in Merca where he remained till 11958. He joined the SYL in 1946. He was elected to the Assembly at the 1964 elections from Eil.
Yusuf Iman Guled:
Hon. Yusuf was born in Go'a in 1922 and completed Quranic studies at Sheikh Dariqa in 1932, and later studied Arabic at the Government School at Berbera.
He joined business in 1937 and started his political career the same year, as a member of Sa'ad Ud-Din Association at Berbera. Later this chnaged into the SNS and SNC. Elected Councillor for the first Municipal Council at Berbera in 1952, he was re-selected a number of times.
He was nominated to membership of the then Legislative Council in the former British Somaliland Protectorate in 1957 and 1958. He did not take part in 1959 as his part boycotted the election. In 1960 he was elected deputy for Berbera and re-elected in 1964 on the SNC list. He crossed the floor to join the SYL on July 10, 1967.
Abdulrahman Hagi Mumin:
Hon. Abdulrahman was born in 1925 at Bilal in Bulo Burti District, attended the Quranic School and further studied the Islamic Sharia very deeply. He also attended the Government adult school completing the Intermediate grade in Arabic and the Elementary grade in Italian.
In 1945 he joined the Somali Youth League, and from 1947 to 1955 was member of the local committee of the Belet Weyne branch. Elected to the National Assembly in 1956 for the SYL in Bulo Burti, he was elected to the SYL Central Committee in 1958 and a year later became Under-Secretary at the Ministry of Education.
In 1960 Hon. Abdulrahman became the Vice-Secretary General of the SYL and in 1962 he was appointed Under-Secretary at the Ministry of Health, Veterinary and Labour. Again a member of the SYL Central Committee in 1963.
Awil Haji Abdullahi Farah:
Hon. Awil was born in Burao in 1917. He joined the Marist Brothers School in Aden (1931-1940) where he achieved the Cambridge Lower Certificate of education. In 1941-46 he was a member of the Somaliland Signal Corps. Appointed to Government Civil Service as a clerk in 1947.
In 1958 he went to U.K. on a two-year Accountancy Course. On his return he was offered the post of assistant accountant in the treasury of the former Somaliland Protectorate, and was appointed accountant in 1959.
On June 26, 1960 (Independence of former British Somaliland) hon. Awil became Head of Department in the Treasury. In 1962 he was appointed Head of the Budget Department in the Republic's Ministry of Finance, a post he held until his retirement from the Civil Service on a pension in December 1963. He was elected for Erigavo on March 1964.
Sheikh Abdulle Mohamud Mohamed:
Hon. Abdulle was born at Galkayo on May 5, 1923. His early studies in his town were continued in Mogadishu, where from 1942 to 1946 he acquired a deep knowledge of the Islamic culture.
In March 1954 he received a Diploma from the Political Administration School, Mogadishu at the end of a three-year course. He then went to study in Italy for 12 months. In 1957 he got his Diploma from the University Institute, Mogadishu, and three years later his degree in Political Science at Rome University, with a specialization in the field of Economic Development.
A teacher from 1952 to 1954, hon. Abdulle became an official in the Economic Affairs Department of the Trusteeship Administration, reaching the position of the Head of Department No. 1 of the Ministry of Economic Affairs in 1957.
Elected a deputy for Dusa Mareb while studying in Italy, he completed his studies before returing home and becoming Chairman of political committee for drafting of the Constitution. The first Government of the Somali Republic had him a Minister of Industry and Commerce, a post from which he resigned in November 1962. He was returned to Parliament in the 1964 elections.
Osman Mohamud Adde Ali:
Hon. Osman was born in 1920 at Bargal (Isku-shuban District). His early education at Quranic and Mission Primary Schools was furthered in 1955 with Diploma from the Political Administration School, a Diploma from the Superior Institute of Law and Economics, Mogadishu in 1958, and studies up to the third year of Political Science. He spent a year in Italy for an advanced course (1955-56).
His career includes the following posts: Head of Immigration Services (1953-55), District Commissioner of Belet Weyne (1956-58), Head of Health Department (1959). A deputy for Isku-Shuban in 1959, he was re-elected in the same district 1964. He was a member of the commercial delegation that visited the USSR in 1962, and of a community development delegation to East Africa, Sudan and Pakistan in 1959.
Mohamud Issa Jama:
Hon. Mohamud was born in Hargeisa in 1932. He attended Burao Elementary School, Sheikh Intermediate School, Dueim (Sudan) Rural Science School, Durham (U.K.) Agricultural School 1954-56, West of Scotland Agricultural College (1956-58), and Fama (Ghana) course on Community Development and Social Welfare (1959).
He joined the Civil Service in 1952 as an Agriculture Instructor. After several promotions he became Senior Agricultural Officer in 1959 and Director of Agriculture from 1961 to 1964, when he resigned from the service to stand as a Somali National Movement candidate for Hargeisa District in the General Election. After being elected he joined the SYL.
Mohamed Sheikh Dahir
Hon. was born in Bardere in 1933. He attended Quranic School at Bardere, and in 1950, at the age of 17 was transferred to badoa, where he worked with Regional Office of Public Works.
In 1953 he left Public Works and was taken into Regional Agricultural Service and worked at the Experimental Farm at Bonka. Early in 1953 he became head of the Baidoa Districts Agricultural Extension Service, and in 1956 became Vice Director of Studies.
In November 1957 he took part in a public examination in Mogadishu, and passed first. In June 1958 he was Deputy Head of the Regional Office of the "Revisione ed Inspezione delle Operazione Relevazione Anagrafiche delle Popolazione Extra-Municipali". Later he was transferred in the District and Regional Court of Baidoa as Chancellor. In 1959 he was elected to the National Assembly on an SYL ticket.
In July 1960 he was elected member of the Central Committee of the SYL, and performed the duties of Treasurer untill May, 1962. In 1963 he was re-elected to the Central Committee until 1964.
During the Abdirashid Goverment, he was Under-Secretary of Defence and of the Presidency Council of Ministers, and in the elections of 1964 was re-elected to the National Assembly for the SYL party. Under Premier Abdirazak, he was Under-Secretary for Health and Labour until July, 1967.
Throughtout his career, Hon. Mohamed has represented Somalia at many conferences abroad.
Ahmed Galle Hassan
Hon. Ahmed was born in 1905 in Bulo Burti. He served in the Army from 1924 to 1941 during which he was promoted to the rank of "AQUIID". During 1946-50 he served as a clerk.
In 1959 he was elected to the Territorial Assembly from Bulo Burti on an SYL ticket. He was re-elected in 1964. From 1962 to 1964 he was Minister for Justice and Religious Affairs in Abdirashid's Government.
After 1964 general elections he became Under-Secretary for the Presidency Council of Ministers and later for the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Husbandry.
Source, Somali News