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Somaliland: Puntland Militias Chased out of Las Qoray E-mail
Wednesday, 14 November 2012 21:18

Units of the National Army assume control of Las qorayUnits of the National Army assume control of Las qorayBy: Latifa Yusuf

LAS QORAY (Somalilandsun) – Puntland militias are no longer terrorising residents of eastern sanaag.

Residents of Las Qoray town in the East of Sanaag region after the national army took full control of following the eviction of Puntland militias from the area.

According to the Las Qoray mayor Mohamed Hayan Arshe area residents are now moving freely and without fear since the army assumed full control once the terrorist militias funded by Puntland fled with their tails coiled in shame and fright.

Mayor Arshe informs that his local council which is earnestly engaged in tax collection as a prelude to facilitating much needed public services is also soliciting regional and national governments support in availing jobs to idle youths.

Said he" Currently the only employer and main source of tax are boats and dhows from Yemen and UAE that dock in our port"

Livelihoods in Las QoLas qoray fish factory at its heights/fileLas qoray fish factory at its heights/fileray that are mainly depended on fishing are missing out on markets as well as sustainable income due to the on and off operations of the Las Qoray fishing factory which is the largest in all Somali speaking countries.

At full operation the fishing factory which has the capacity to fully process various types of fishes all the way to tin packaging is also a major employer thus the need to expedite full operation rehabilitation.

While thanking the government for dispatching units of the army from Hargeisa to reinforce the negligible numbers of the local police force, urged the central authorities to ensure that attained security is sustainable in 0rder to facilitate livelihood recovery.

He also informed that the district is now able to concentrate like other areas of the country in electioneering for imminent local council elections with the seven parties having established campaign headquarters.

The army's presence and subsequent eviction of Puntland paid militias who have in the past terrorised residents of the eastern parts of sanaag region which is claimed by the tribal enclave in Garowe is as a result of agreements between the government and traditional leaders from those parts.

This agreement that ensued after meetings in Badhan district in the east of sanaag region where resident clans vowed their allegiance to Somaliland thus a rejection of the divisive politics of the Farole the president of Puntland.

In this agreement in which the residents are obliged to cooperate with administration in order to foster security, the government will reciprocate by strengthening its presence and provide the much needed public services.



-11 # kfc 2012-11-15 02:20
This is bull HAHA viva SSC.
+9 # mohamed cheers 2012-11-15 03:58
The Article's all good and well written?
The Govt must put extra weight on the complete control and developments of Sanaag and Sool Regions?
Failure to do so would be detrimentally r 0>bad on the political aspirations of Somaliland? Risking such would be suicidal to the progress of the Somaliland Nation? Lasqoray is indispensible fishing industrial Port
and should be fully utilized by the Govt
and Sanaag Region and the country as a whole? Recently Minister Geejire was touring the Regions of W0Bari, hopefully,
he has good fishing plans for Lasqoray?
+5 # abdi 2012-11-15 04:10
-4 # Abdirashid Muse 2012-11-15 10:12
you cannot be 0stful news outlet unless you preserve the ethics of journalism, i think that Somaliland sun is independent website, so there is no reason to write such biased article.when come and read you see this is more biased and ill-founded news.even if you are lying but want to be 0sted write what simulated to news. really this is not news but shameful to you.
-6 # Reer oogo 2012-11-15 15:06
False and misleading
+3 # moha 2012-11-15 18:47
security of the nation,largely, depends on a strong,rapid,we ll armed troops..somalil and must0have to show its muscles in a clear and robust manner to deter these crooks once and for all
0 # amal 2012-11-18 01:55
Just saw this article. I absolutely agree with what mohamad cheers said. Keep Somaliland in full control through diplomacy by reaching out to these regions. Keep strong SL
-1 # MrHargeisa 2012-11-18 01:56
This report is false. Anyone who understands the Somali affairs knows this is fabricated news. Las Qorey is not under Puntland nor Somaliland, the locals consider both entities foreign and Somalis are strongly suspicious people of anything foreign to them.

Somaliland claims it controls many towns including Buhodle, Badhan, Las Qorey but none are 0e.

Those are complex societies who are just loyal to Somalia. If militias chase each others doesn't concern the locals or their political affiliation.

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