Somaliland: Politician Gahnuug Equips Bali’abane Sports Clubs, Pledges Support


Somalilandsun- No country can develop unless youth activities are part and parcel of strategies

This was stated by politician Abdilahi Mohamed Gahnuug in Bali’abane town while presenting a donation of sports equipment’s to local youth clubs.

The beneficiary area is located within Baligubdle district of Hawd region in the south of Hargeisa

Gahnuug has declared his interest in contesting for a spot a councillor in the Hargeisa municipal council during elections slated for March 2019.

“If successful as an elected councilor in the Somaliland capital’s municipality, I promise to help enhance Bali’abane resident’s livelihoods” pledge the politician.

Despite the fact that his political ambition is in Hargeisa, the prospective local council member has a soft spot for Bali’abane because “It is my original hometown” says he

Stressing that youths were the most important component of any community, due to their age endowed vitality, thence engine to development activities, politician Gahnuug went on to urge a sense of nationalism among youths in Bali’abane.

On his plans to see to it that residents in his rural home and place of birth, Bali’abane, are availed basic needs as a prelude to poverty reduction leading to apt livelihoods, the politician said

“If we initially focus on enhancing local health, sports and educational services, then our community’s path to better living standards shall be enhanced”

Pledging that he shall continuously enmesh, whether he wins a seat in the Hargeisa local government or not, in the above Bali’abane development strategies, the youthful politician also urge active residents participation.

In conclusion Abdilahi Mohamed Gahnuug thanked area residents for the warm welcome accorded him during his entire stay.

The Bali’abane District Commissioner-DC Ahmed Abdi Ibrahim took the opportunity to thank the local boy who made good and now turned Somaliland capital city based politician for never forgetting his roots.

“Gahnuug is the first prospective candidate of a faraway local council to intervene positively in Bali’abane development activities” said the administrator.

Thanking the youthful politician for his sports equipment donation to area youths, the DC revealed that construction of the just completed Bali’abane district administrative offices were also amply supported by Gahnuug.

In conclusion the Bali’abane DC Ahmed Abdi Ibrahim wished politician Gahnuug success in his bid of becoming a Hargeisa municipality Councillor during forthcoming elections.

L-R Politician Abdilahi Mohamed Gahnuug. Elder Gaabuush and Bali’abane District Commissioner Ahmed Abdi Ibrahim during the donation handover

Taking the podium was Elder Gaabuush Muhumed Ahmed, who on behalf on local traditional leaders and Bali’abane residents thanked the politician for active participation in area development activities.

The Somaliland parliamentary and local council elections are slated for March 2019.

By: Ahmed M Suleiman