Somaliland: Ears Nationwide in Parliament for the Annual Presidential State of the Nation Address


By: Yusuf M Hasan

HARGEISA (Somalilandsun) – The Somaliland president Ahmed Mahmud Silanyo shall present his 3rd state of the Nation address on the 5th May 2014.

This was revealed by the deputy speaker of parliament Bashe Farah in a press statement summoning all members of the august house to the special session.

in the much anticipated state of the nation address to be undertaken during a joint Somaliland parliament session bringing together elders of Guurti (upper chamber) and MPs from the house of representatives, president Silanyo is expected to inform on ended year’s achievements and planned activities for 2014-2015,

According to insiders at the Hargeisa presidency where the already completed speech lays awaiting its president Silanyo is expected to give legislators and citizens detailed briefing on a number of issues among them but not limited to:

I. Enhanced quest of sovereignty recognition internationally and foreign policies.

II. Improvements in the judicial system

III. Internal security and National defence

IV. Public services with an emphasis on achievements or constraints in Uplift the capabilities within the educational and health sectors as well as enhancements in sustainable Crop and water production

V. Environmental protection and livestock development

VI. Economic growth and support to enterprises

VII. Availing new or rehabilitation of public infrastructures like offices, airports and roads

VIII. Creation of employment opportunities for the youth.

IX. Integration of minority clans into mainstream society though empowerment

X. Establishment of closer relations with the Somaliland Diaspora

XI. Gender mainstreaming by empowering women through absorbing women to policy making posts at all levels nationwide among many.

The annual presidential state of the nation address is a constitutional stipulation

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