Strategic Council Set Up:VP to Head New Committee
Jan 18 2004
Jan 18 2004 Hargiesa,Somaliland(Somaliland Net) - The President of the Republic of Somaliland H.E. Dahir Rayaale Kahin has set up a new committee charged with the task of dealing with issues of utmost national priority with the obligations of concessional solidarity across all divides. The committee, which is to be chaired by his deputy, the V.P H.E. Ahmed Yusuf Yasin is to consist of the top echelons of all three official political parties and the parliament.
This was revealed in a press statement circulated yesterday afternoon signed by presidential spokesman, Mr. Abdi Idiris Duale. H. E. Rayaale established the committee in a meeting he held with both speakers of the national Assembly (Houses of Elders and representatives), the chairman of KULMIYE political party and both secretaries General of UDUB and UCID parties.
Also present were top government officials and other political heavyweights. This meeting which come hot on the heels of another held between the president and KULMIYE chairman Mr. Ahmed Mohamud Mohammed (Silanyo), had it's top agenda as the present insecurity status of Sool region.
This is a result of a unified solidarity catalyzed by the national integrity, which is being challenged, hence is seen as a new strategic policy that has emerged out of the integrated consultations.
The statement reports that's the opposition leaders hailed profusely the inception of the nature of meeting and pleaded for its continuity. The President lastly responded by accepting the routine follow-up meetings. It is expected that in such conferences, issues pertaining to national needs, aspirations and integrity would be high on their menu.
This would range from political, social and economical development factors. Main on their agreement was that petty issues would always be set aside and serious things that demand a consensus from all sides of the political divide for the good of all (nation-hood) would be on course.
This is a big step forward for the country's political landscape and would definitely be embraced by the public. The mainstream Somalilanders have always yearned for (and maintained) peace, unity, brotherhood and harmoniously good co-existence, with the new policy being charted, patriotism is expected to be dug deeper within leaders and their subjects, a good omen for the county at large. Discussions in the meeting were reported to have been in a hilariously candid environment and one of unity.
By Siciid Xuseen, (Sa'eed Yare).