The Ministry of Information (MOI) is the principal organ responsible for the dissemination of Government’s development communication. As part of its core mandate, the Ministry ensures that feed-back information in respect of reaction to Government policies and actions, is brought to the attention of Government for quick response to help ameliorate and solve problems facing the citizenry.
The Ministry of Information exists to facilitate free flow of adequate, timely and reliable information and feedback between Government and the public for socio-economic empowerment and enhanced federalism citizenship.
MOI facilitates the formulation of government’s policies on the mass media. It sees to the development and improvement of the mass communication media in Somalia. It is the responsibility of the Ministry to ensure that, the resources available are fully utilized for the dissemination of information on Government policies, activities and programmes.
The Ministry ensures that the agencies in the mass media are used in accelerating social, political, and economic transformation within the country in order to keep pace with the tempo of accelerated national development.
The Ministry envisages the attainment of a free, united, informed and prosperous society with good governance through Development Communication.
- Promote social accountability in the public policy cycle
- Mainstream development communication across the public sector
- Improve transparency and public access to information
- Enhance the capacity of the Media for sustainable development communication, accountability and press freedom
The Ministry of Information exists to facilitate free flow of adequate, timely and reliable information and feedback between government and the public for socio-economic empowerment and enhanced democratic citizenship.
To attain a free, united, informed and prosperous society with good governance through Development Communication.
The Ministry is politically headed by Honorable Mohamed Abdi Hayir Mareeye, the Minister for Information and Member of Parliament (MP) of the federal government of Somalia. He is ably assisted by Deputy Minister Honorable Adam Issack, Member of Parliament (MP) of federal government of Somalia.
The bureaucratic head of the Ministry is Mr. Abdirahman Yusuf Al-adala, the General Director.