SOMALILAND: Head Of State Departs To Kuwait

President Silanyo departs from Egal International Airport, Hargeisa
President Silanyo departs from Egal International Airport, Hargeisa
President Silanyo departs from Egal International Airport, Hargeisa






By Gulaid Dalha

Hargeisa(Somali Commentator)A delegation headed by the incumbent President of Somaliland H.E. Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud Silanyo accompanied by the First Lady Amina Sh Mohamoud Jirde, Minister for Presidency Mohamoud Hashi Abdi, the Managing Director of Berbera Port, Eng Ali Hoor-hoor, and the presidential secretary Mr Ali Ahmed Ali departed to Kuwait yesterday. “It is an honour for me to confirm you that the president of Somaliland and a delegation led by him will depart from the country after receiving an official invitation from the Kuwaiti government. The president and his delegation will pay a visit to Kuwait and will be there for a week,” said Presidential Spokesman Mr Abdirahman Aw Elmi Faahiye better known as Shamah.

So far the real hub of the visit is not vivid but reliable sources confirmed to the The Independent that the main points to discuss will be issues pertaining Berbera Port development, the possibility of implementing development projects in Somaliland, the help of Kuwait to the drought-battered people in Somaliland and the dispute which has recently flared in Sheik town where Kuwaiti Prince currently lives.

The bilateral ties between Somaliland and Kuwait has been bolstering over the last ten years after a Kuwaiti Prince built a modern luxury villa in Sheik town, Sahil region – about 45 km south of the port city, Berbera. The Prince, Mr Ahmed Sabah Al Ahmed Al Jaber toured and conducted many development projects in Sheik town, as he built the main hospital for the town. Kuwaiti royal family upgraded the hospital at a cost of about $1.5 USD.

Nearly a month ago, the Prince wanted to build another villa on the summit of a mountain called Karaskow in the south east of Shiek where clashes occurred after the residents rebutted the new area for unknown reasons. The government of Somaliland managed to tackle that problem and the situation is currently calm.