VP inaugurates 4th job Creation Youth Fair in Awdal


He emphasizes on need for safeguarding peaceful stability to achieve desired goals

By M.A. Egge

The Vice President H.E. Abdirahman Abdillahi Ismail (Sayli’i) has urged the populace to safeguard and strengthen peaceful stability such that goals of progressive developmental aspects may be achieved.

The VP made the sentiments on Wednesday in Borama as he inaugurated  a Job Creation Expo for Youth.

This is the fourth time that such a fair is held in the country, organized by the Ministry of Employment and Social Affairs of Somaliland.

The Minister of Employment Hon. Ali Hoor-Hoor, the Minister of Trade and Tourism.

Notable companies were amongst the business fraternity participating in the fair.

The Minister of Communication and Technology Hon. Dr. Abdiweli Abdillahi, the minister of Commerce and tourism Hon. Mohamoud Hassan Adan and the Minister of National Planning Hon. Dr. Buhane graced the occasion.

Others were the director general of the Ministry of Employment and Social Affairs, traditional leaders, MPs, the Governor of Awdal, the mayor of Borama, youth and other dignitaries.

This job creation fair for Somaliland youth, which is indeed the fourth of its kind in the country, is intended to reduce the level of youth unemployment.

In his opening speech the VP praised the Ministry of Employment for the high standard of organizing this year’s Employment Fair.

He appealed to the community of Awdal region and called on them to maintain security.

“Borama people are known for their progress, harmony and civilization, and we are confident that they will participate in this fair to benefit us”, he said.

“My most important message is to strengthen peace, so that development and our other goals that we are aiming for are possible,” he emphasized.

Hon. Ali Omar Mohamed (Ali-Hoor-Hoor) indicated that they sympathize with the youth of the country.

“In recent times, the ministry has come up with various programs to deal with the reduction of the level of unemployment and we are committed to it”, he noted.

He urged the youth of Awdal region to take advantage of the opportunity.

He added, “I also advice the youth to strengthen peace and stability. People of Awdal we are striving for progress, civilization and knowledge”.

On his part Hon. Mohamoud Hassan encouraged the youth of Awdal region to take advantage of this youth employment fair, praised the conveners of the fair and was grateful to the companies that are effectively participating in the fair and the young scholars who will compete for best business proposals.

The DG Mr. Mohamed Ahmed Abdirahman encouraged the youth of Somaliland, especially those of Awdal, to take advantage of the fair.

He said, “Awdal region is famous for knowledge and development, and we are ahead of other regions in the country and therefore, I hope that we will take advantage of this fair and encourage the youth to participate gallantly in the process of the fair.”

On the other hand, the ministers of the Ministry of Communication, Dr. Abdiwali Abdilahi, Minister of National Planning Dr. Ahmed AdamBuxane, the Governor of Awdal Mohamed Ahmed Aalin (Timberro), the mayor of Borama, and traditional leaders, and officials from commercial companies echoed similar sentiments.

They all welcomed the job creation fair for the youth, which they described as one step that will help a lot in the challenges faced by the youth in finding jobs.



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