Somaliland:UK Funded Military Officers Mess Inaugurated in Hargeisa

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Somalilandsun- The minister of defense Mr.Issa Ahmed Yusuf opened a new building for military personnel. The new building which comprises of a ten room hostel and classes for officers was inaugurated today at the Hargeisa officers mess, Somaliland News Agency (SOLNA) reported.

The chief of Somaliland Armed Forces General Nuuh Ismael Taani confirmed that the buildings are intended for junior officers who are on training. The buildings are funded by the UK government which sent their military attaché in the Addis Ababa embassy and some officers to attend the hand over ceremony.

Briefing the press at the venue a lieutenant colonel Mark stated that Britain will do all in her power to support Somaliland military forces.

Addressing journalists General Taani stated “I’m much honored to inform the minister of defense that this auspice project has been funded by the British government. It was long overdue and as you know the military personnel need to refresh their knowledge or else they will not add any value to the institution and the national as a whole. I would like to see more projects funded by the British government so that the Somaliland armed forces can be at par with other African countries.”

Somaliland and. British Defence officials at the facility inauguration in Hargeisa

The minister of defense thanked the British government for supporting Somaliland in many spheres such the fight against terrorism and other vices. “On behalf the government of Somaliland I thank the UK government for initiating projects that matter most to the people as you can see these two building on the background one is a hostel of offices and the other are classes for junior military officers.”

The minister of defense Mr. Issa Ahmed and colonel Mark planted a tree at the officers’ mess location.

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  1. Although the brave and gallant citizens of Somaliland love everything British and regard Great Britain as Somaliland’s closest ally , Britain does everything it can to undermine the quest for international recognition for Somaliland, by openly siding with the Mogadishu based, failed government of Somalia.Somaliland is a former British Protectorate and the former attained its independence from the latter.What a contradiction in terms! What a paradox! Somalia attained its independence from Italy and Italy baby sits Somalia.France ,Djibouti’s former colonial power , always stands by Djibouti by hook and crook.Sadly, Britain antagonizes Somaliland and prefers that failed government at the expense of democratic Somaliland. What a shame! Shame on UK.

  2. By undermining Somaliland’s democratic credentials and by siding with the civil strife, terror stricken undemocratic politically unstable and the failed government of Somalia at the expense of peaceful, democratic and politically stable Somaliland, Britain is paying lip service to democracy and has no moral right to lecture the world on democracy. Again, shame on Britain , for looting down Somaliland at its greatest hour of need.

  3. May I remind the Brits that development, good governance and democracy are meaningless if a country is not peaceful and politically stable.Somalia is totally unable to hold free , fair and credible elections based on one- man- vote due to political instability. As a Somalilander, I take great exception to Britain and may I take the earliest opportunity to speedily and promptly condemn Britain in the strongest terms possible for letting down Somaliland.

  4. Britain is not Somaliland’s genuine friend. Not only has it denied Somaliland international recognition and doesn’t advocate and campaign for it globally, it undermines and sabotages the very quest for it.Shame on UK.

  5. I doubt that the Brits are our friends. They are not , though they claim to be.They only pretend to be our friends. A friend in need is a friend indeed. Britain has abandoned Somaliland for Somalia.Shame on Britain for turning a blind at Somaliland’s democratic credentials, gains /achievement and development gains.Instead, it is rewarding anarchy and the failed government of Somalia. Shame on Britain. The Brits have proved to the whole world that they are shred of democrats.Again, shame on Britain.

  6. The Brits are no shred of democrats. Shame on Britain for paying lip service to democracy with regard to democratic Somaliland. Again, shame on Britain for siding with the failed government of Somalia at the expense of peaceful, politically stable and democratic Somaliland. Shame on United Kingdom! What a shame.I feel totally upset and disappointed with Britain.

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