By: Salim Wayab
Somalilandsun- AS I bid you farewell, I wish t inform that it has been a pleasure serving as your boss in the capacity of minister
This was stated by outgoing Somaliland information minister Osman Abdilahi Sahardiid ‘Adani’ during his a meeting with staff members at the information ministry headquarters in Hargeisa where he also revealed that o his three stints as minister in the president Silanyo cabinet most satisfactory was as information, culture and national guidance chief .
For six years Sahardiid Adani served the Silanyo administration first as state minister for Finance, then a short stint as aviation and air transport minister before his almost three years at his last posting
Revealing that this was his last press conference in his capacity as Somaliland information minister ‘Adani’ took the opportunity to congratulate the four national media departments for impartiality during the Somaliland president elections campaign of 2017, in which Kulmiye party emerged victorious with its chief Muse Behi Abdi crowned Somaliland president
“while my last official duty shall be to handover to my replacement , I take this opportunity to covey my gratitude’s to Radio Hargeisa, Somaliland national TV-SLNTV , Somaliland news agency-SOLNA and Dawan group of newspapers for outstanding performance while covering the November presidential elections
Flanked by his senior officials the former information minister handed over certificates of performance to the three state media houses.
To receive on behalf of Dawan group of newspapers was its distribution officer Mohamed Khalif Abdi while Radio Hargeisa, SOLNA and SLNTV were represented by director Mohamed Saeed Muhumed, director Yusuf Mohamed Ismail, and deputy SLNTV manager Mr. Adani respectively.
Speaking to The Horn Tribune, Mohamed Khalif Abdi who thanked the outgoing minister for the certificate of service acknowledgment said that it was worth mentioning that or the first time in Somaliland elections all the three national political parties received equal coverage by the entire state media