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Baidoa: Ex-Somali education minister dies

Mohamed Ali Kalay

Former Somali Education minister, Mohamed Ali Kalay has died in Baidoa town of Southwest state following a short illness.

According to reports, Mohamed was among the intellectual leaders in the Southwest state.

The late Kalay has been struggling to improve education in Somalia.

He was the founder of the 1st ever university in Baidoa town.

In a statement, Southwest Interior ministry has extended condolences to families and friends of Kalay.

“Late Mohamed Ali Kalay was one of the fathers who stood to promote peace and improve education in Somalia, we express our condolences to the families and friends,” the statement reads in part.

The late Kalay was buried Friday evening in Baidoa town.

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