Somali Cabinet has approved the SPA

Somali government has nominated Mr. Ali Hussien as the Somali Petroleum Authority (SPA) CEO and chairman after the law set out the role of the SPA as the government’s regulator.

Minister of Oil Mr. Abdirashid Mohamed Ahmed welcomed the stablishment of SPA and said it is one of the critical milestone of the implementation of the petroleum law. This law has retied in February 2020 by the Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo.

The Authority comes into existence when the country is commencing its first exploration activities. Ahmed said the ministry and the SPA would work together “to achieve the government’s vision towards the development of oil and gas sector of the country”. The SPA’s head has served as the senior economic advisor to the Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources since November 2014.