HARGEISA (Somalilandsun) -Somaliland’s upcoming parliamentary race is heating up, with a veteran journalist Hussein Abdi Muhumed Harbi throwing his hat into the ring.
Hussein Harbi is best known locally as the former deputy director of stated-controlled Dawan Newspaper and has held senior roles at various news organizations across Somaliland. Currently he is the chief editor of Maanta Somaliland News Website.
Surrounded by dozens of supporters, friends and journalists, veteran journalist Hussein Harbi kicked off his campaign to run for the Marodijeh region parliamentary seat in the upcoming general elections slated to be held in June 2015.
The veteran journalist hopes to have a positive influence if he is elected where he says his media career has given him the experience and ability to initiate and deliver change.
Hussein Harbi is one of Somaliland’s top journalists and newsroom executives. He was one of the founders of the state-owned Maandeeq newspaper (now Dawan newspaper) where he later becomes the deputy director of the newspaper. He also held senior positions from different institutions in the country.
Hussein is the first journalist to announce his candidacy for the upcoming parliamentary elections scheduled in June 2015.
The author Eng Abdirisak Itaqile is the editor of Somalilandmonitor