Somaliland mourns Dr Abdishakur Sheikh Ali Jowhar
BORAMA – Hundreds of people on Monday mourned the death of psychiatrist Dr. Abdishakur Sh. Ali Jowhar who was killed in a road accident on Sunday while traveling between Borama and the town of Dilla in Awdal region.
Born to a religious and prominent family, Abdishakur was born in the town of Borama where he completed his high school in the prestigious Amoud Secondary school. He was admitted to the near by Amoud University where he excelled earning a medical scholarship from a medical college in Alexandria, Egypt. Up on completing his higher education in the north African country, Dr. Jowhar migrated to Canada where he opened his first medical clinic specializing in psychiatry. He continued to pursue his education enrolling in a graduate School in the medical field of psychiatry in Canada.
He was an active political figure advocating for Somaliland’s self-determination. His close friends describe him as an observer of the details of the world, and of Somaliland in particular; an intellectual and a defender. Dr. Jowhar addressed pressing social and political topics in his writings which covered international politics, the Horn of Africa and the Middle East in particular..
He recently returned with his family to Somaliland where he opened a private medical centre in Hargeisa.
“We are all sadden by the sudden death of him,” said Ali Hassan, a resident of Borama.
Suleiman Egeh, a senior science instructor, old friend and school peer of Dr. Jowhar said “his lost will open a gigantic void in Somaliland.”
President Ahmed Silanyo offered his deepest condolences to the family and friends of the doctor during their mourning. He also said he wishes Nimo Mohamed Mohamud, the wife the doctor left behind, a fast recovery as she was also injured in the car. Opposition groups at state and council level also expressed their condolences as well as academia, business, elders and other various communities in the country and abroad.
May 14, 2012
INAA LILLAHI WA INAA ILLEYHI RAAJICUUN
The TOL Leadership Council (TLC) sends its heartfelt condolences to the family of Dr. Abdishakur Sh. Ali Jowhar. May Allah (SWT) bless his soul in his final abode. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.
Dr. Abdishakur was a giant among his peers; he was someone willing to walk the walk in helping his people. He left a successful medical practice and a comfortable life in North America and returned to his homeland to be with his people and give back. His untimely death is a great loss to his family and to the Somali nation at large.
TLC Governing Board.
Somalilandpress.com sends its heartfelt condolences to the family of Dr. Abdishakur Sh. Ali Jowhar. May Allah (SWT) bless his soul, our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.
Mohamed Ibrahim Gulied, Editor in Chief.