Legitimacy: Administratively, vice Ministers shall appoint by the president and approve by
the legislative assembly (Parliament) of Puntland government of Somalia. Vice Ministers
shall be man or woman who has university level education as well as specific experiences
of the fields related to the Ministry.
Responsibility: The Vice Ministers is the political and administrative head assistance of the
Ministry of Public Works & Transport. As stated in Article 84 of the Puntland constitution,
Comprehensive Ministry Profile Document
the first Vice Ministers of the Ministry of Public Works & Transport has the following full
In the absence or temporary incapacity of the Minister, the first Vice Minister assumes
all of the responsibilities of the Minister of the Ministry of Public Works & Transport.
The first Vice Minister shall advise the Minister on the activities of the Ministry.
The first Vice Minister shall carry out the duties assigned to him/her by the Minister
which is within the context and responsibilities of the Minister of the Ministry of
Public Works & Transport.