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Chad’s Military Council forms transitional government

Chad's transitional leader, Mahamat Idriss Deby and his Prime Minister, Albert Pahimi Padacke, on Sunday, May 2, co-signed the decree…

Chad’s transitional leader, Mahamat Idriss Deby and his Prime Minister, Albert Pahimi Padacke, on Sunday, May 2, co-signed the decree appointing the members of the country’s transitional government.Two weeks after the death of President Idriss Deby Itno, the Transitional Military Council (CMT) appointed a transitional government through a decree read on state television, by army spokesman, General Azem Bermandoa Agouna.

This government comprising 32 ministers and ten deputy ministers is marked by the arrival of two members of the National Union for Development and Renewal (UNDR), a party led by Saleh Kebzabo, the main opponent of the late president. These new members are Abderahim Awat Atteib appointed to the Ministry of Livestock and Animal Productions and Rachelle Oualmi Bairra, the Assistant Government Permanent Secretary. Kebzabo who boycotted the last presidential election, now recognizes “the authority of the Military Council.”

Another fierce opponent of Deby’s regime, Mahamat Amah Alhabo, the leader of the Party for Freedoms and Development, is appointed Minister of Justice.

The new portfolio of National Reconciliation and Dialogue is entrusted to Acheikh Ibn Oumar, a former rebel leader who in 2019 became diplomatic adviser to the presidency. Several former ministers of Idriss Deby’s last government have been reappointed or appointed to other ministries.

Through these appointments, the ruling junta is sending a strong signal, as it had promised a “government of national reconciliation,” after the appointment of Albert Pahimi Padacke as Prime Minister on April 26.

This new team will have to lead an 18-month transition, ending with the holding of “free and democratic elections” as stated by the CMT, which was set up in the wake of Idriss Deby’s death on the warfront on April 19

The composition of the transitional government is as follows

Minister of State for National Reconciliation and Dialogue: Acheikh Ibni Oumar

Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Integration and Chadians Living Abroad: Cherif Mahamat Zene

Minister of Justice, Keeper of the Seals, in charge of Human Rights: Mahamat Ahmat Alhabo

Deputy Minister to the Presidency of the Council for National Defense, Veterans and War Victims: Daoud Yaya Brahim

Minister of Public Security and Immigration: Souleyman Abakar Adoum

Minister of Territorial Administration and Decentralization: Mahamat Bechir Cherif

Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation: Lydie Beassemda

Minister of Communication and Government Spokesman: Abdraman Kouallamallah

Minister of Economy, Development Planning and International Cooperation: Issa Doubragne

Minister of Infrastructure and Opening up (Accessibility): Patalet Geo

Minister of Agricultural Development: Kamoungue Nee Dene-Assoum

Minister of Finance and Budget: Tahir Hamid Nguilin

Minister of Health and National Solidarity: Dr. Abdoulaye Saber Fadoul

Minister of Mining and Geology: Abdelkerim Mahamat Abdelkerim

Minister of Posts and Digital Economy: Idriss Saleh Bachar

Minister of Petroleum and Energy: Oumar Torbo

Minister of Transport and Road Safety: Fatime Goukouni Weddeye

Minister of National Education and Civic Promotion: Kosmadji Merci

Minister of Vocational Training and Trades: Isabelle Housna Kassire

Minister of Public Service, Employment and Social Dialogue: Brah Mahamat

Minister of Trade and Industry: Ali Djadda Kampard

Minister of Urban and Rural Water Resources: Alio Abdoulaye Ibrahim

Minister of Youth, Sports and Entrepreneurship Promotion: Routouang Mohamed Ndonga Christian

Minister of Civil Aviation and National Meteorology: Haliki Choua Mahamat

Minister of Livestock and Animal Productions: Abderahim Awat Ateib

Minister of Environment, Fisheries and Sustainable Development: Mahamat Lazina

Minister of Tourism Development and Handicrafts: Fayçal Ramat Issa

Minister of Culture and the Promotion of Diversity: Achta Djibrine Sy

Minister of Women, Family and Early Childhood Protection: Amina Priscille Longoh

Minister and Government Permanent Secretary, responsible for the Promotion of Bilingualism in the Administration and the Relations with the National Transitional Council: Mahamat Hamid Koua

Deputy Minister of National Reconciliation and Dialogue: Djimadjibaye Kantangar Aime

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Integration and Chadians Living Abroad: Oumar Ibni Daoud

Deputy Minister of Economy, Development Planning and International Cooperation: Dr. Abderahim Younous Ali

Deputy Minister of Finance and Budget: Ms. Ndolonodji Alix Naïmbaye

Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation: Mamadou Gana Boukar

Deputy Minister of National Education: Saleh Bourma

Deputy Minister of Public Health and National Solidarity: Dr. Djiddi Ali Sougoudi

Deputy Minister of Youth, Sports and the Promotion of Entrepreneurship: Mbaigolmem Sebastien

Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Government: Mrs. Rachelle Oualmi Bairra

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