On 27th November 2010, we took the Oath of Office (inauguration). The Somali Parliament finally approved and all 18 ministers, vice ministers and ministers of state were sworn in. The ceremony was attended by the Somali President, Sharif Sheikh Ahmed, the prime minister and the speaker of parliament.
I feel a heavy sense of responsibility. I remember the Aya ‘’We did indeed offer the Trust to the Heavens and the Earth and the Mountains; but they refused to undertake it, being afraid thereof: but man undertook it;- He was indeed unjust and foolish;- (Surah Ahzab:72)’’. What did I get myself into? Can I handle this heavy responsibility? I pray to Allah to give me the ability to handle this.
My fellow ministers and I are all working hard to restore this country. This cabinet is working hard to restore the security of Mogadishu. We are also fighting all types of corruption. It’s not an easy task. We put our trust in Allah. We also need the help from the Somali people. The cabinet cannot do this on its own. We need everyone to work hard with us. Every individual whether in Somalia or abroad needs to reflect on what they can do to help.
I’m very hopeful for the future. With Allah’s mercy we can rebuild our country inshalah.