Mr. Sikander Khan who is heading the delegation announced the first development project of its kind is that they are about to implement in Somaliland is to build the largest base UNICEF have in Africa particularly in Somaliland.
He further added that Somaliland has that opportunity since it is young nation where there is peace, stability and fulfilled the criteria set for nation to be state and is shining example in Africa.
UNICEF special representative to Somaliland and Somalia Mr. Sikander Khan thanked the government of Somaliland and its people the warm reception that they have given to them when they arrived in Hargeisa, the capital of Somaliland.
He further remarked that it is necessary for Somaliland people and its government to double their unwavering efforts towards peace, economy and social development in order to bear fruit.
As for Somaliland Vice President Mr. Abdirahman Abdilahi Ismail ‘Saylici’ elaborated the crucial stages that Somaliland encountered. He mentioned the Somaliland government in conjunction with its people overcame many challenges be it sustaining security, peace, economy and social development.
He admired UNICEF commitment to achieve in building the largest base to be implemented in Africa particularly in Somaliland and the foundation is about to be laid recently in Hargeisa.
Finally, Somaliland Vice President took the opportunity to call upon all organizations that function in Somaliland to follow the example set by UNICEF and he urged them to make their number one base in Africa to be established in Somaliland.