Somalilandsun:The president of Somaliland H.E Musa Bihi Abdi has called for a national
dialogue for those people who have complaints concerning their interests.
The head of state was speaking during the 15 graduation ceremony at
Hargeisa University. President Bihi stated that his government will look
into all complaints coming from the opposition and other interest groups to
start dialogue with them.
“I have accepted the opposition advice and examples and from now henceforth
it is my duty to bring people closer together, as unity is strength. We
have a government which role is to solve every problem that arises by the
day. It is the duty of my government to listen to dissenting voices and
those who have wronged us we have to exercise tolerance. I have been in
the country for the past 30 years and I’m best suited to know what the
country needs to prosper.” The president said.
President Bihi went on to say “Whoever who has misgiving with the
government should come forward and make his case in a constructive manner,
but it is unacceptable for him/her to say that I’m taking the barrel of the
gun to fight for my rights. Please curse the Satan I know whatever you are
complaining about and I shall try to solve them.”
Speaking about the national youth service which his government promised the
youths during the electioneering period he had this to say “I have stood at
the podium at this university several times calling for youth employment.
I’m the first president to write in the party manifesto the national youth
service program. I’m in the process of fulfilling that promise to the
youths of Somaliland.”
“The ruling party Kulmiye included two important points concerning the
youths in their agenda the first is to create a national development fund
for the youth and start a bank to fund youth development. Our plan is to
deposit $200,000 every year to the youth development fund. We also urge
others such as business companies and international organizations to follow
suit and fund the youths of Somaliland. Secondly we want to create a youth
work plan this will cost us a million dollar annually, we hope to start it
earnestly in January 2019.” The head of state revealed.
He added that the government intends to hire 1000 university graduates and
train them how the government works. The following ministries will
participate in the youth development strategic plan ministry of finance,
labor and social service, education and the civil service commission.