Somalilandsun: The citizens of the Republic of Somaliland are commemorating their 31st Independence day on 18th May 2022.
The Independence day anniversary events within the country are being managed by a national a national committee appointed by President Muse Bihi.
The task force is also coordinating similar celebrations with several Somaliland Diaspora organizations in various African, European and Asian countries as well as in the Americas.
In order to bring all celebratory events at per globally the government has Decree that “only events organised or approved by the national committee are legal”
“It is imperative that we commemorate all 18th May 2022 Independence anniversary day celebrations in a coordinated manner both within and without the country” read the statement released by the Somaliland minster of Interior Mohamed Ahmed Kahin
Adding that this “In order to strengthen the integrity, stability and national unity”
The statement by the Interior Minister Kahin who also chairs the 31st Independence day anniversary taskforce also revealed that the three national political parties of ruling Kulmiye and opposition UCID and Wadani have officially been invited to attend both the national events in Hargeisa and elsewhere .
The somali language statement below, loosely translated reads
PRESS RELEASE: Celebrating the 31st Anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Somaliland on 18 May 2022 .
In conformity with the National 18th May Organizing committee appointed through a presidential decree and in accordance with Article 37 of the Constitution of the Republic of Somaliland, which defines the national structure, power and dignity of the nation, all Somalilanders and the national parties of Kulmiye, Wadani and UCID are invited to attend events commemorating the 31st Anniversary of Somaliland independence.
At the same time and in order to strengthen the unity, security, stability and stability of the nation, all arrangements of any kind other than those organized by the National taskforce are prohibited.
To effect this all Somaliland security and law enforcement agencies are instructed to take legal action against anyone who violates the directives of the May 18 commemoration committee.
Hon Mohamed Ahmed Kahin Interior Minister
Republic of Somaliland