Somaliland: President Silanyo Lauds Sahil Regional Education Officials


President Silanyo greets Sahil residents upon arrival in Berbera townBy: Hasan O Horri

HARGEYSA (Somalilandsun) – For the first time Sahil region students have recorded ‘A’ in national secondary examinations

The president H.E Ahmed Mahmoud Silanyo has returned to the capital city after an overnight working visit to Berbera the Sahil regional capital where he initiated various development projects.

The president and his entourage that received a warm welcome from area residents upon arrival at the port city said that the presidency has noted the successful endeavours of regional education whose result is the attainment of ‘A’ distinction by 17 students from Sahil region in this year’s final national examinations for form four students.

The presidential praises that were heaped on the regional education officials during a visit to the Bursade School by the president’s entourage has lifted the spirits of residents whose jubilation was visible for all.

The 17 ‘A’ distinction achievers who sat their final “O” level examinations at the Bursade Secondary school in Berbera have become local heroes with various institutions and tycoons offering them jobs or scholarships for those intent on university education in recognition of their having placed the region within the ‘A’ bracket in national examinations for the first time in 21 years of self-rule

During his hectic working visit to the port city the president whose entourage included the first lady Amina Weris, Presidential affairs minister Hon Hirsi Ali, interior minister Hon Duur among other top administration officials, visited several institutors in the town.

Before departure for Hargeisa the head of state officially launch the construction of a number of road networks within the port city and sports stadium all funded by the local municipality.

The president also commissioned the construction of an extension to the regional customs and a branch of the customs dept. at the Berbera international airport in addition to brand new offices for the regional education coordination.

The head of state who addressed thousands of citizens before departure to Hargeisa urged them to maintain peace and security thus facilitate a conducive environment for development act ivies geared towards uplifting living standards.

The head of state also held meetings with regional officials where the presidential entourage received briefings from the regional governor Mahmoud Ali ‘Ramah’, Berbera mayor Abdale Mohamed Arab as well as by all regional government departments’ coordinators.

On the way, back to his residence in Hargeisa the president made several stopovers in order to greet residents of the numerous towns who lined up the road waving green twigs as a mark of welcome to their head of state.