MOGADISHU, Somalia – At least 215 people have sat National Judicial Examination for 40 judging vacancies for the 1st and 2nd Banadir courts in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
Somalia’s Chief Justice, Bashe Yusuf Ahmed says 40 of competitors will be selected, if they pass as new members of the judiciary and legal profession after the examination.
He says the Supreme Court is committed to offering equal opportunity jobs for Somali citizens within the judiciary of Somalia.
Hon. Ahmed said: “This is part of a broader reform of the judicial system, in a bid to get a reliable and capable judiciary which performs duties and serving effectively, independently and impartially in Somalia”.
He wished success for the competitors.
Mr. Ahmed, 36, took the oath of office on June 3, 2018, when he was appointed by Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed as part of what he described as a plan to reform the Horn of Africa nation’s judiciary, said in a statement released by Mohamed.
However, his appointment came after the country’s crucial institutions, including the judiciary, faced corruption, nepotism, and bribery allegations.