Garowe is the capital city of Puntland State of Somalia. Its local administration comprises of the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Local Council, Executive Secretary (appointed by the Ministry of Interior) and departments. The Mayor Ahmed Said Muse (Ahmed Barre) was elected by city councilors on August 29, 2018. The Local Council is elected by clan elders, and performs the mandated constitutional authorities, duties, and responsibilities as per Law No.7 of 18th September 2003. Administratively, the district has a local council comprising of 27 members and headed by a mayor. 5 of the 27 local council members elected in 2015 were female local councilors. The district has executive committee of 9 councilors who hold regular weekly meetings. The district has adopted a new harmonized organizational structure issued by the Puntland Ministry of Interior, Federal Affairs and Democratization.
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