Somali President, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has launched the statues of Somali freedom fighters in the capital, Mogadishu on Friday.
The head of state accompanied by senior government officials including the governor of Banadir region and the mayor of Mogadishu, Omar Mohamed Mohamud Filish inaugurated Hawa Tako, Sayid Mohamed Abdulle Hassan, Ahmed Gurey and Dhaqar Tur monuments along Maka Al-Mukarama road.
The President said it is a proud moment for him and his government in taking a leading role in the restoration of the Somali national heroes statues after absence of close to three decades.
“I was proud to lead our nation today in restoring our historic monuments of Sayidka, Dhagah-tur, Hawo-Tako, Ahmed Gurey and SYL.” he said
“These figures are the pride of all of our Somali generations. Safeguarding our history reminds us of our historic journey and inspires our future.” he added
The head of state urged fellow citizens in the country to unite by the principles of the national heroes and shun tribalism.
The President also stressed the significant of the Isxilqaan initiative which paved way for the rehabilitation of key national structures such as the statues, the national threatre, national library, national archive and the Mogadishu sports stadium which will reopened before the end of the year.