Somalia marks 60th independent anniversary with grand development projects

The Federal Government of Somalia marked the 60th anniversary of independence from Italy in style on Wednesday.

President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo together with senior members of  his government including the Deputy Prime Minister Mahdi Mohamed Guled cut the ribbon for several development projects implemented during the past two years.

The head of state opened the country’s biggest sport facility the Mogadishu stadium which was under renovation on Tuesday.

AMISOM peacekeeping forces which occupied the stadium vacated on October 2018 to pave way for refurbishment.

The head of state joined the sports minister Khajida Mohamed in a football match between Horseed FC and Mogadishu sports club ( MCC) to mark the opening ceremony. Horseed won the trophy by defeating their opponents two goals to one in the heavy crucial match.

On Wednesday, President Farmajo also opened the national museum before he laid wreath at Dagah Tur monument to remember freedom fighters that fought British and Italian colony.

Last week the President opened the national theatre which was under renovation to mark six decades since the northern Somalia achieved independence from the British.

Several government buildings including headquarters of ministries which were destroyed in the civil war were reopened for service following the rebuilding during an occasion dubbed the independent week. They include the ministry of trade and industries, planning and investment, finance and various key roads in the city.

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