Former speaker of Parliament in Puntland who also become a government minister have died in Garowe, relatives confirmed.
Abdirashid Mohamed Hersi was sick in the past the family confirmed and the government of Puntland have issued a statement about the death of Mr. Abdirashid and send its condolence to his family and the public.
The said: ” The Vice President of Puntland… on behalf of the government sends his condolences to the family, relatives of Mr. Abdirashid and the Public. Indeed this is a very painful loss for all Puntlanders.”
Also, politicians and other figures in Puntland have shared their sorrow over the sudden death of Mr. Abdirashid. Ali Haji was among influence who sent his condolences to family, friends and the Puntland public.
INAA LILAAHI WA INAA ILEYHI RAAJICUUN: Waxaan ka tacsiyeynayaa geerida C/rashiid Maxamed Xirsi, Guddoomiyihii hore ee Barlamaanka Puntland, ahaana Wasiir hore. Waxaan marxuumka Alle uga baryayaa in uu janadii ka waraabiyo, dhammaanteena samir & iimaan naga siiyo. pic.twitter.com/Q7QTZxdz8t
— Ali H. Warsame (@alihwarsame) April 20, 2019
He served as the Minister of General Works and Transportations until December 2019. Abdirashid was also the speaker of the Parliament from 2009-2013.
He was burried this afternoon in Garowe.