The President of Mauritania, Mohamed Ould Cheij Mohamed Ahmed, has announced the appointment of the country’s new government after the executive branch led by Ismail Ould Bede Ould Cheij Sidaya surprisingly resigned last week.
Cheij Sidaya announced the resignation of the government on August 6th without giving any reason for his decision. Thereafter, President Mohamed Uld Bilal, known as Uld Ghazuani, appointed Prime Minister.
The General Secretary of the Presidency, Adama Bocar Soku, has stressed that the resignation of the executive branch is linked to the investigation into alleged corruption against former President Mohamed Uld Abdelaziz and other prominent officials.
He stressed that the final report recently sent to parliament included the names of “some” ministers in the outgoing government and added that they will now have “time to prove their innocence,” as the Mauritanian state authority has collected News, AMI.