Vice President Ahmed Yusuf Yassin
...Vice President Ahmed Yusuf YassinVice President, Ahmed Yusuf Yassin, has had a distinguished career in the private and public sector.Throughout his public career Mr. Yassin served with duty and honor, gaining the respect of his follow members of the House of the Representative of the Somaliland Parliament.Mr. Yassin was born in Hargeisa, Capital of Somaliland in 1957.He earned a diploma in Accounts from the British Career Training college Jersey (Britain) in 1981.He
also participated in training course on Constitutional Law and Parliament procedure and governance on October 30, 2000.Additionally, Mr. Yassin
attended the Faculty of Law of the University of Hargeisa
for a period of six months. Upon completing his studies, Mr. Yassin went to Saudi Arabia where he worked for fourteen years( 1979 to 1993) with the United State /Saudi Arabian Joint Commission on economic cooperation managed by the US Embassy in Saudi Arabia where he was supervisor of the support services.
In 1993 he
returned to Somaliland
where Mr. Yassin
was the Manager of the administration of Dubar Livestock Trading Company based in Berbera, Somaliland
from 1993 to 1997.Mr. Yassin's
Public career began in 1997 when he
was elected to the House
of Representative (Parliament of Somaliland).He was a member of the Parliament from 1997 to 2002.During his five-year tenure with the parliament, Mr. Yassin, was a member of two parliamentary committees.In 1997 he became a member of the political and International Relations Committee of the Parliament.He
served with this committee for three years.Later Mr. Yassin became a member of the Standing committee of the parliament for two years where he served as its secretary.
was chosen as the Vice President by President Rayaale on the basis of his
integrity, sense of responsibility and neutrality on all issues deliberated in the parliament.Mr. Yassin
was unanimously confirmed in a joint session of both houses of the Parliament
by a vote of 131 out of 132 members present.In accordance with the constitution the Chairman of the session did not cast his vote.
President Rayaale choose Mr. Yassin
to be his
running mate in the Somaliland Presidential elections.When UDUB party won the election Mr. Yassin became the Vice President of Somaliland.
A term of office that will run for five years.Mr. Yassin
is married with six children