95% match; BBC Monitoring Service - United Kingdom ; 26-Jan-2000 12:00:00 am ; 87 words
Text of report by Somali newspaper 'Xog-Ogaal' on 26th January
The Puntland leader, Col Abdullahi Yusuf, has appointed new officials in his
administration. In a circular Col Abdullahi Yusuf named some new ministers, several
assistant ministers and senior officials in his administration [no details given].
Col Abdullahi Yusuf further said he had decided to appoint the new officials after
taking into consideration the need to fill existing vacancies in his administration as
well as to fulfil his constitutional duty to ensure that the Puntland people are served
efficiently and effectively.
Source: 'Xog-Ogaal', Mogadishu, in Somali 26 Jan 00 p 3