Hargeysa: On May 18th, 2019 Somaliland [a self-declared autonomous state] celebrated her 28th National Independence Day with thankfulness and integrity. In this regard, the state government arranged distinctive and traditional trials to show concord, allegiance and sovereignty of the state.
The National Day started with holy rites for the gratitude of ultimate Lord Allah. All official and non-official buildings elevated National flags and president road was well adorned. Roads, Presidential house, Supreme Court, various ministries were decorated with bounties.
Students from different colleges and universities wore traditional costumes and sang National Songs to express their bliss and glee. Apart from that Foreigners [who are from Pakistan, Nigeria and Kenya] showed accord and faithfulness with the state.
A Nigerian Software Engineer at Qalam Educational and Technical Centre Mr. Bashir A. Olani [who has been serving the state since 2018] said, “I am glad to be the part of an Islamic state which is having peace and freedom to offer religious prayers. I don’t feel any dissimilarity from my homeland.”
“I haven’t seen any person coming with knife and threatening foreigners. People are convivial, generous and substantial,” he added.
Somaliland is now an independent state where 100% Muslims are living together with armistice and coordination, but behind that contentment and liberty millions of people sacrificed their lives to get liberation from Somalia in 1991 during the regime of Dictator Siad Barre [who was the root of parting of Somliland from Somalia].
A language teacher from Al-Khair Primary School Fadmo said, “We won’t be able to summon up the losses of our predecessors who sacrifice their lives to get us freedom from dictatorship. We know the worth of peace. Since 1991, we haven’t faced any civil war and terrorism on our land. We have everything which somebody can desire for, but still we need acknowledgement.”
Although, people faced many destitutions and sacrifices to get a peaceful land but still they need recognition by the world.