The President of the Republic of Somaliland, His Excellency Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud ‘Siilaanyo’, made a high profile blitz visit to Somaliland Western regions of Gabilay and Awdal that took off on Thursday.
The President’s visit which many expected was going to be postponed due to overblown security concerns was a direct defiance of opposition parties’ officers who, in recent times, prophesied foreboding results if such was attempted.
The President’s visit was said to have been to find out for himself if anything was amiss with the people of Awdal region who are hailed far and wide as the real mainstay of Somaliland sovereignty and stability by playing the perfect mediators in a number of past stand offs between other Somaliland clans.
The delegation led by the President stopped and spoke with jubilant residents in Dila, Borama, Baki, Wajale and other towns lying along the President’s planned route.
In many of the places the President visited he laid foundation stones for new projects that he ordered Ministers in his entourage to begin as of that moment.
During this visit, the President was accompanied, besides the First Lady, by a good number of his Ministers, including the Ministers for the Presidency, Interior, Finance, Education, Animal Husbandry, Water Resources, Agriculture, Information, Telecommunication, Councils Relations/Technology, and Sports/Youth, and the Commanders of the Somaliland Army, Police, the Custodial Corps..
(Browse below for images captured of visit)