The event was to educate the community on the dangers of accidents while also educating them on the maintenance of paved roads including the Hargeisa-Kalabaydh highway until extensive repairs have been made.
The meeting was organized by Somaliland Y-PEER in collaboration with GIZ, who carried out the renovation of the Hargeisa-Kalabaydh highway and the halfway line and the Somaliland Road Development Agency in collaboration with the Somaliland Ministry of Transport and Highway Development. The meeting was attended by members of the public and all the officials of these organizations and some of Somaliland’s traditional leaders.
Firstly, the event was addressed by Somaliland Y-PEER Executive Director Mohamed Mahad Dhama who explained the program and its purpose. GIZ roads manager Christoph Schmidt at the event also highlighted the importance of such meetings to the community. “The problems caused by accidents include the whole family disappearing and no one is left.” Said Ahmed Yusuf Mohamed Director General of Somaliland Road Development Agency.