Somaliland: Deceased Banker Accorded State Burial


By: Latifa Yusuf

HARGEISA (Somalilandsun) – The late Abdirahman Duale Mahmud has been laid to rest in Hargeisa.

The president H.E Ahmed Mahmud Silanyo was among thousands of mourners who attended the state burial of former central banking governor late Abdirahman Duale Mahmud at the Nasa Hablood cemetery.

The burial of late Abdirahman also saw leaders from various political parties, government officials, legislators from the two chambers of parliament as well as traditional and religious leaders in attendance.

The deceased banker who served for many years as the Somaliland central bank governor passed away in Hargeisa where he has remained since he relinquished his post in mid 2010.

While addressing the mourners at the graveside the head of state who termed the late Abdirahman as one of the intellectuals who played an important part in the reconstruction of the country also condoled the family as he beseeched Allah for succour to the soul of the departed.

Numerous speakers among them the leaders of the two chambers of parliament and political leaders extended similar sentiments on the public performance of the late Abdirahman Duale.

The deceased who served in various banking capacities in Mogadishu before the reclamation of sovereignty assumed the central bank governorship under the late president Egal and also served the former president Dahir Rayale.

Immediately on news of his death on Wednesday various messages of condolences were sent to his family by numerous personalities among them the head of state Dr Silanyo, Ex president Rayale and current and former government ministers.

Inaa lilaahi wa inaa ileyhi raajicuun