By M.A. Egge
The President of the Republic H.E. Ahmed Mohammed Mohamud Silanyo was yesterday received tumultuously by large crowds of the citizenry as he visited the port town of Berbera.
The Head of State who is in an official tour of the country’s main habour city was hilariously ushered with deafening ululations all along the towns and centers that he travelled through lying along the Hargeisa-Berbera highway, especially at Abdaal and Da’arbuduq.
The President is expected to inaugurate several established projects and at the same time launch newly proposed ones.
This visit is an important one not only for the Sahil region but to the country at large since, for instance, it is expected that the President may today formally inaugurate the national petroleum refinery laboratories.
From the time H.E. Ahmed Silanyo was sworn in as the President and took over the reins, the country has made wide ranges of palpable and positive developmental steps on all sectors concerned.
In particular, Berbera is one amongst the places that major developments have taken place in recent times and have been well witnessed and evidenced. The town’s local municipality has equally made their impact in the same direction quite well.
It is worth noting that during his tenure, the port has had its harbour receive major facelifts, just as the Berbera airport and the city’s infrastructure has.
The President who was accompanied by the First Lady Amina Sheikh Mohammed Jirde led a large delegation in his entourage amongst them the Presidency Minister Hon. Hirsi Ali Hassan and Interior Minister Hon. Ali Mohamed Waran-adde.