By Goth Mohamed Goth
The Minister of Health Dr. Saleban Ahmed Essa (Haglatosiye) who is currently in Finland on a working tour has meet with top ranking officials in the Finnish government among them the deputy Prime Minister Mrs. Juttta Urpilainen and the Minister of Education Mrs. Krista Kiuru just to name a few.
The Somaliland Health Minister went to the European country in order to renew the previous agreement which expired recently and to sign a new agreement for the next three years known MIDA FINNSOM Health project with the Finnish government after the previous one ended recently and which is a demand driven and based on priority needs identified by local authorities and project partners in Somaliland.
The Health Minister briefed his Finnish counterparts of the achievements since the country broke away from the former Somalia, he started by saying, “Somaliland has its own constitution and has already held two presidential and three local government elections in what international observers termed as the most free and fair electoral process in the whole of Africa not to mention 97% of its people voted YES during the referendum held in 2001.
Somaliland Minister of Health went on to say “Since Somaliland broke away from the union with the Somali military government led by Siyad Barre back in May 1991, Somaliland has overcome many hurdles with major rebuilding of the country’s infrastructure starting from bottom after everything was completely destroyed including shelters, schools, hospitals, roads as well as other buildings in almost every major Somaliland cities.
Dr. Saleban “Haglatosiye” was flanked by the former head of Somaliland Diaspora Agency Mr. Suleiman Mohamed Farah.
On the hand the Health Minister attended a dinner party held in his honor by members of Somaliland Diaspora living in Helsinki, Finland.