By: Latifa Yusuf Masai
Somalilandsun – “We who are pastoralists pray that Allah accepts our plea for rain”
Thus prayed the Somaliland president Ahmed Mahmud Silanyo in Berbera during rain prayers that he and port city residents participated as part of designated similar activities nationwide.
In the capital Hargeisa Vice president Abdirahman Abdilahi Ismail ‘Sayli’ was the chief actor at similar prayers performed at various sites of Eid prayers where thousands of city residents were in participation.
The special prayers to entreat Allah for rains came after the president and his minister of religious Affairs Sheikh Khalil designated today as a special day of entreating the almighty for the precious commodity whose lengthily absence has raised havoc within rural communities who are mostly pastoralists.
All major and minor centers in the country