The Prime Minister's new Cabinet consists of 36 ministers, which was distributed among Somali clans used the 4.5 power-sharing formula.
Somali President Sheikh Sharif Ahmed was present alongside a host of Somali MPs and international observers as Prime Minister Sharmake named members of his bloated Cabinet.
Sheikh Abdulkadir Ali Omar, the Islamic Courts senior ground commander during the two-year insurgency, was appointed as the Minister of Interior, while ex-parliament Speaker Sharif Hassan Sheikh Adan became the new Minister of Finance.
The Minister of Security, Mr. Omar Hashi, was a key member of the Alliance for the Re-liberation of Somalia (ARS), which united with the Transitional Federal Government to form the country's first-ever Government of National Unity.
The new Minister of Defense, Prof. Mohamed Abdi Gandhi, was described as more of an educator than a military man.
The long Cabinet list includes three women, who became the Ministers of: Health, Family Affairs, and Rural Development.
Somalia's leaders, including the President, PM, the new Cabinet and the 550-seat parliament, are all currently based in the neighbouring Republic of Djibouti and are expected to fly to the Somali capital Mogadishu soon.