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The handover comes as the city faces a lack of sanitation, and drainage system with its streets prone to floods during the rainy season.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - On Tuesday night, September 13, Yusuf Hussein Jimale (Madale) took over from Omar Mohamud Mohamed (Filish) as the new mayor of the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
The handing-over ceremony which took place at the Hamar Local Government House was attended by Deputy Prime Minister Salah Jama, MPs, Elders, and various regional and Federal officials.
Omar Filish, who served under Farmajo for four years has thanked the people of the city for their cooperation, requesting to continue their contribution and work with the new mayor.
The new mayor of Mogadishu Yusuf Hussein Jimale (Madale) promised that he will work to develop the capital and provide basic services to the community who pay the tax and see no return.
Madale who was appointed by President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud last week faces a daunting task, including dealing with the lack of sanitation, security, and a drainage system as the main streets are prone to floods during the rainy season.