Somaliland:Edna Adam Receives Heroic Welcome at Egal International Airport


Somalilandsun:Edna Adam Receives Heroic Welcome at Egal International Airport

Renown philanthropist Mrs. Edna Adam Ismael received a heroic welcome in Hargeisa, after jetting in from receiving international award.

Thousands of people converged at Egal International Airport to welcome Mrs.Edna, others lined the airport road to have a glimpse of a Somaliland maverick.

Nurse cum midwife Mrs.Edna Adam Ismael is the 2023 winner of £1.1 million Templeton Award, which she received in London.

She was recognised for single-handedly eliminating female genital mutilation (FGM), training mid-wives and working on many philanthropic projects.

Speaking to the people who came to welcome her she said “ Today I’m on top of the world with happiness, I can’t surmount how elated I am. Most of you have braved the sunshine since morning to welcome me home. I’m very happy to be back in the motherland, my country Somaliland.”

Heroine Edna was welcomed by top government officials and politicians across the political spectrum.

A notable dignitary who came in person to welcome Mrs.Edna was the former first lady Mrs.Amina Weris.

By: Guled Abdi Mahir