Somaliland: Construction of UK Funded Justice Ministry Offices Commenced


Dr Silanyo assisted by a  UK Diplomat lays the foundation stone to the Justice Building“The Judiciary is the main foundation of a nation-President Silanyo

By: Liban Haji Rabi

HARGEISA (Somalilandsun) – The Ministry of Justice is set to shift to a new and posh building soon.

The President of Somaliland H.E Ahmed Mohamed Mahmud Silanyo has laid the foundation stone of a new two storey building which is to be occupied by the Ministry of Justice in Hargeisa.

During the ceremony held at the site of the new building which is between the high court and the Egyptian Cultural Centre in Hargeisa, Dr Silanyo thanked both the UK government for providing the construction funds and the UN office of drugs and crime for implementation.

“I am very pleased in laying the foundation stone to this building, which I hope, Inshallah, will be of great use and service to the people and country” said the President.

While terming Justice as the main foundation of a nation, the head of state revealed that his administration is determined to ensure that Somaliland citizens are availed free and impartial judicial services nationwide.

Said he, “any physical or human resource developments within the judiciary is very essential to the nation, and as promised during the 2010 presidential campaign I shall do my level best”.

While thanking the President for his participation the Minister of Justice Mr Hussein Ahmed Aideed, pointed out that the new building will facilitate the ease of service provision by Ministry Personnel

According to the Justice Minister, Ministerial staff are currently sharing offices with the custodial corps headquarter staff thus low performance due to lack of space.

The large number of participants at the ground breaking ceremony including diplomats from UK Embassy in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, Ministers, Lawmakers, Commanders of the Police force and Custodial Corps as well as hundreds of citizens.