Mombasa Governor Abdulswamad Nassir has invited competent individuals to apply for the 10 cabinet posts available in the district government.
The announcement comes two months after he took office on September 15, succeeding his predecessor Hassan Joho.
The governor has also invited applications for the positions of 16 chief officers and one county secretary.
Addressing the media at his offices, Nassir said he had set up three committees of professionals to help him screen and select people to fill the advertised positions.
“I have already written to the county civil service to immediately hire those selected for the chief officer positions while the rest faces the assembly for review,” Nassir said.
Nassir said the decision to promote the positions was to ensure Mombasa got the right people, qualified in their professional fields, to serve.
“The law allows me to choose people, but I think it’s wise to consult professionals to help me choose who should serve in my administration. We want to make sure we have professionals who also understand my manifesto and my vision for Mombasa,” he said.
Committee members include Mahmoud Noor, who currently chairs the Finance Taskforce, Ali Ahmed Pastor Ibrahim Charo, representing the Church, Sheikh Ahmad Kassim, former Chief Kadhi, representing the Muslims, Benjamin Njoroge, former Chairman of the Mombasa Law Society, and a representative of the Mombasa Diaspora Council.
CECM positions to fill include Land, Housing and Urban Planning, Water, Natural Resources and Climate Resilience, Environment and Waste Management, Transport and Infrastructure.
Others will be Health, Finance and Economic Planning, Blue Economy, Agriculture and Livestock, Civil Service Administration, Youth Gender and Sports and Tourism, Culture and Commerce Department.