President in a Queue of Shoppers Purchasing for SL Regalia at Waheen Market


By: Yusuf M. Hasan Hargeisa (THT) The ongoing frenzy among citizens for ac quisition of 18th May Commemorations adorned in the Somaliland colours turned hilarious at Waheen market after buyers and sellers noticed president in their queue. And sure indeed it was the president, Ahmed Mahmud Silanyo who took a couple of minutes off his status inspection tour within the capital Hargeisa to acquire his country’s flag which is customary during 18th May day independence day commemorations. After it became obvious to all that it was indeed their head of state the now perplexed ordinary citizens started greeting and parleying president Silanyo whom they offered to jump the line but declined.The president whose itinerary saw him visit, on foot, the two big biggest markets in Hargeisa namely Waheen and Gobanimo also inspected the new ultra modern headquarters of the ministry of interior. And just like an ordinary citizen the president and his entourage quenched thirst at the Ambassador hotel where he was served by perplexed waiters. Apart from the 1st lady Amina Sh Mohamed Jirde ‘Amina Weris’ the presidents’ meet-the-people cum inspection tour included the ministers of Interior and finance Mohamed Ali Waran’ade and Zamzam Aden, special assistant to the president Ali Ahmed Ali, president Guard commander Brigadier Ahmed Ali Maygaag and National police commissioner Brigadier


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