By M.A. Egge
The President of the Republic H.E. Musa Bihi Abdi, has inaugurated the new Local Government Institute (LGI) established in the capital of Somaliland, Hargeisa that will train local government workers in the country.
This event was attended by the mayors of the country, ministers, the governor of Maaroodi-Jeix, service commanders, governors and general directors and a multitude of members of the public.
Various officials who spoke underpinned the importance of the new institutional facility for the local government and the Somaliland nation as a whole.
Hargeisa Mayor Cllr. Abdikarim Ahmed Mooge, Chairman of the Public ServiceCommision Mr. Khalid Jama Qodah, Mayor of Berbera City Cllr. Abdishakur Mohamud Hassan (I’din), Executive Director of the Institute of Local Governments Iid Muse Muhammed and other officials.
The Head of State lauded everyone who participated in the implementation of the institution and noted that the facility would go down well to uplift the knowledge and skills of the local government sector.
The President noted that the institution is an example of the right steps taken toward the development of the government.
He underscored the results of implementations of progressive policies.
He said, “This institution is a good pointer of good governance as per the formulations of progress based policies, delving into their pros and cons, adapting them and implementing them in the long run”.
He said that it was quite elating and satisfying to see that the people and their administration can be able to come up and implement their own progressive aspects that catalyze their development.
The president advised the youth fraternity, especially the educated ones to appreciate and fledge a sense of patriotism by highlighting its importance and perspective to having a strong cohesive national fabric.
He said that it was only through such nationhood that tangible development can be realized.
He said that poverty and adversaries can be overcome when there is a sense of patriotic zeal in a nation.
He said that it ought to be appreciated that of all the numerous dam constructions going on, only one is foreign-funded while all the rest are publicly funded through the tax collections collated.