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.

  7. somaliland/Somalia is a growing country similar to that of Tajikistan and Montenegro in Europa how eu investment is this low even when the country is very safe say their fdi investment is 8 trillion a year visits of eu which should realistically be investing 50 million per month for further trade in africa if they can make their way to somaliland then it is safe enough for food an retail commerce somaliland should look to china indonesia and Malaysia if targets are no met and increase the gulf nationals in visa to 120 dollars per visit make sure they work for Arab league not middles Easter economic forum with turkey iran and Pakistan. the British building is no real news as its very small and cost 30000 dollars to build a backwards news step more investment from turkey and less from Saudi Arabia and Iran and yemen

  8. Somalia should seek to go economical to Asia with china Malaysia and Indonesia where tobacco products and trade would trans form somaliland and Somalia there is much deliberation on middles eastern politics in Somalia and somaliland the European have come to safe areas and have not match any targets the positively of the Somalia somaliland military bases is that these are very stable country’s and Somalis should extra grateful for that stability more haul trucks are need for mining where contracts should be on modern polities and not for central Europa powers and more aisia based without India Somalia is now stable so federal country is more likely on the cards or somaliland Independence where rotational presidency but Somalia citizens not entering somaliland and somaliland citizens not entering Somalia with somaliland president power share would go vice president of Somalia to rule somalia and somaliland president would become vice president and rule Somaliand with elections

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