October 6, 2010 ·15 Comments
Hargeisa (Somalialndpress) -President Ahmed Mohamed (Siilaanyo) today attended the opening ceremony of National Program Conference organized by the Academy for Peace and Development at Ambassador Hotel in Hargeisa. Mr. Siilanyo thanked the Academy for Peace and Development for their role in the reconciliation and encouraging democracy in Somaliland. This conference is expected to last for two days and is being attended by government officials lead by the President, leaders of the three political parties, leaders of local NGOs and members of the House of Elderly.
President Ahmed Siilanyo spoke about the obstacles that his new administration faced in the last two months that it took office. President acknowledged that it was not an easy task when transferring power from one administration to another. President said “our commitment of developing this nation is just beginning and we are working towards our mission of bring change to this country”.
Executive Director of Academy for Peace and Development Mr. Mohamed Gees welcomed all the delegates to the two day conference in which they will be discussing about the research and finding that his team has done in all regions of the country. Mr. Gees went on to say that their research was based on how to developing democracy and good governance from the bottom up.
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Direct Mohamed Gees told the audience “the Academy for Peace and Development went to all regions of Somaliland where they met with the local residents, local NGOs and the government officials, in which we asked them on how to develop democracy, peace and decentralizations of the system.”
Reported by Isaqah Hashi
Source: SomalilandPress | Oct 6th, 2010