By Goth Mohamed Goth
HE President Ahmed Mohamed Mahmoud Silanyo today officially opened the new headquarters of the Ministry of Sports and Youth building at the same time laying the foundation to a new building which will house the headquarters of Somaliland Youth organization during a well-attended ceremony.
President Silanyo presided over the twin ceremonies in the presence chairman of the national youth umbrella Hon Mubarik Ismael Taani, the Minister of Sports and Youth Hon Ali Said Raygal, executive director of SONYO Said Mohamed Ahmed and other top officials.
The Chairman of SONYO Hon Mubarik Ismail Taani on behalf of Somaliland youth thanked President Silanyo for his support towards the needs and priorities of the youth in form of the support the government offers and which are vital in mobilizing young people in Somaliland in order to engage with development issues.
Hon Mubarik Ismail Thani also lauded the support the current government the ministry of Sports, Tourism and Youth Affairs and the ministry of finance for allocating funds in form of the Somaliland Youth Development Fund for the first time to be used in implementing National Youth Policy.
The Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs speaking at the ceremony said, “I do hereby thank his Excellency President Ahmed Mohamed Mahmoud (Silanyo) for his never ending support to the youth of this country of whom the future lies with”,
The Sports Minister added that the youth umbrella ( SONYO) plays an important role in alleviating the status of the youth in the country such the economic enablement of the youth and which role the Somaliland National Youth Organization (SONYO Umbrella) in mobilizing and empowering young people in Somaliland.