President Ahmed Mohamed Mahmoud Silanyo has issued a Presidential Decree No. JSL / M / MG / 241-4751 / 052017, in which he appoints a national committee in charge of 18 May celebration preparation in support of drought affected populace, and the Presidential decree states as follows:
RE: 18th May in support of drought affected people
Ladies and Gentlemen,
As the 26th Anniversary of 18 May National Day commemoration draws near and which is widely commemorated in all regions of the country.
Therefore, it seems to me that in 2017 the situation is different, from the previous year’s celebrations, this due to the ongoing severe drought, and there are many communities of citizens still suffering from the effects of the drought. Therefore;
After Considering; The devastation and death caused by the ongoing severe drought to the wildlife, livestock and human beings alike.
After Acknowledging; Somaliland Community Perceptions, I have decided this year’s National Day, to be a day in support of drought affected people.
When we assessed: The outcome of the meeting of the Council of Ministers no. 219, held on 20/04/2017, the aim was to celebrate the May 18 celebrations to be changed to rescue and support our fellow citizens affected by drought;
- In commemoration of May 18 in 2017 to be replaced by supporting fellow citizens affected drought.
- I am committed and Emergency Aid for drought victims in the community, and will work the following tasks:
- B) Below Collection of funds which will continue until June 26, 2017.
- B) Preparation of development projects for the affected population.
- C) Planning and distribution projects to compensate for the lack of animals, destitution and ill drought eliminated.
Therefore, I hope that you are responsible for a great humanitarian and emergency aid will put Somaliland’s drought.
To: Minister of the Presidency Speaker
To: Minister of Interior Deputy
To: Minister of Finance member
To: Minister of Civil Aviation member
To: Minister of Religious Affairs member
To: Minister of Information, Culture and Education member
To: Minister of Education and Higher Education member
To: Mayor of Hargeisa member
To: Mr. Mohamed Shukri Jama (Chamber of Commerce) member
To: Mr. Jamal Aideed Ibrahim (Chamber of Commerce) member
To: Mr. Mohamud Abdi Jama (SOLJA) member
To: Mr. Actors Forum (sonsaf) member
To: Mr. Mohamed Ahmed (sonsaf) member
To: Mr. Omar Osman Miigane (sonyo) member
To: Mr. Hersi Abdi-Shakur Smooth (sonyo) member
To: Madam, you Abdirahman Ahmed Nur (sonyo) member
To: Madam, ISMAHAAN Abdi Ali Hassan (Nagaad) member
To: Mustafa Ahmed Hassan(Nagaad) member To: Sheikh Abdirahman Ahmed Ali (Drought Committee) member
To: Sheikh Adan Mohamed (Drought Committee) member
To: Mr. Abdi Ali Osman (UCID) member
To: Mr. Abdirashid Mohamed Hassan (UCID) member
To: Mr. Jamal Mohamed Hamud (National Party) member
To: Dr. Ahmed Buuxane (National Party) member
To: Sheikh Ali Mohamed Gedi (National Party) member