Somaliland:Councilor Abdurrahman Mahmoud Aidiid (SOLTELCO) Becomes the New Mayor of Hargeisa
By Goth Mohamed Goth
Councilor Abdurrahman Mahmoud Aidiid (SOLTELCO) is the new mayor of Hargeisa after he was elected to the seat by 23 councilors with one absence during a vote held today to elect a new mayor of Hargeisa.
The Interior minister Hon Mohamed Nur Arrale (Dur) during the ceremony said, much is expected from the incoming mayor and his team by the people of Hargeisa and his ministry are ready to work hand in hand with the newly elected Mayor and his team.
“I am ready for the hard work ahead of me and i know it is not an easy task which lies ahead of us, but me and my team shall introduce massive changes to the crumbling infrastructure of our urban centre and I urge the good people of Hargeisa to work with us because with their cooperation, I believe we can achieve much”, Said the new mayor Abdurrahman Mahmoud Aidiid.
The seat became vacant on April 7 of after the former mayor Hargeisa late Eng. Yusuf Warsame Said passed away while undergoing medical treatment in an Abu Dhabi Hospital where he was admitted shortly after being elected to the office late last year.