Aisha Mohammed Mussa is an Ethiopian engineer and politician who was the country's Defense Minister from October 2018 until 18 April 2019, when she was appointed Minister of Construction and Urban Development.
Early life and education
Mohammed is a hijabi Muslim from the country's Afar Region in the north east. She has a degree in Civil Engineering and a masters in Transformational Leadership and Change.
Mohammed is a civil engineer and previously served as construction minister. She also served as Minister of Tourism and Culture. She was appointed Defence Minister by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed on 16 October 2018, one of ten women appointed to the twenty member cabinet, making Ethiopia and Rwanda the only African countries to have equal gender representation in their cabinets. Mohammed was the country's first female defence minister. On 18 April 2019, she was appointed Minister of Urban Development and Construction.