Somaliland:President’s surprise evening Stroll to Imperial Hotel reassures peaceful stability

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President Silanyo on an Evening Stroll

By M.A. Egge                                       

The President H.E. Ahmed Mohammed Mohamud last night surprised patrons at Hargeisa’s Imperial Hotel when he walked in without the usual security details.

The President who was accompanied by the First Lady Amina Sh. Mohammed Jirde and two legislative members the Honourables Ahmed Mohammoud Dirie and Ali Hassan Ahmed had walked all the way from the State House to and fro.

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 “It shows how the country enjoys peaceful stability”, quipped Hon. Ahmed to a local website,

They were shortly after joined at the hotel by the Foreign and Education Ministers Hon. M.B Yonis and Hon. Zamzam Abdi respectively.

This is not the first time that the President has made impromptu evening visits to various spots in the city mingling with shoppers or revelers.

Scores of patrons at imperial soon thronged to where the Head of State was hence happily shook his ready hand.

He took tea with the people who were as happy as they were hilarious to meet or see him.

Only last week both the FM Hon. Bihi and Interior Minister Hon. Ali Waran’adde were spotted at midnight walking in town.


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