The military junta that took power in Chad last month after the shock death of veteran leader Idriss Deby Itno has named a transition government on Sunday.
The transition government was named by Deby’s 37-year-old son Mahamat, who took the helm of the so-called “Transitional Military Council (CMT).”
The so-called Transitional Military Council (CMT) had pledged to restore democracy to the poor Sahel country within 18 months after what the opposition condemned as an “institutional coup”.
Announcing the creation of the Transitional government in a televised statement, military council spokesman Azem Bermandoa Agouna said it comprised 40 ministers and deputy ministers.
He also noted that a reconciliation ministry had been created and integrated into the transition government.
The Ministry is to be headed by Acheick Ibn Oumar, a former rebel chief who became a diplomatic adviser to the presidency in 2019.
The new ministry is to be headed by Acheick Ibn Oumar, a former rebel chief who became a diplomatic adviser to the presidency in 2019.
Although, Longtime opposition politician Saleh Kebzabo was not named to the transition government, he issued a statement saying he “recognised” it.
Another opposition figure, Mahamat Ahmat Alhabo, will be justice minister in the country of around 16 million.
Earlier on Sunday, the military announced the lifting of an overnight curfew introduced after Deby’s death.
The overnight curfew, barring people from leaving their homes between 6pm (17:00 GMT) and 5am (04:00 GMT), was introduced on April 20, hours after the military announced that Deby had died from wounds sustained in fighting with rebel forces. The start of the curfew was later pushed back to 8pm (19:00 GMT).