SONYO Conducted 22th Anniversary of Youth uprising
Dhagaax Tuur or stone throwing is the students way of protest against the aggression of the Mohamed Siyad Bar`re’s dictatorship. Twenty years ago school students took to the streets of Hargeisa to protest against the oppression and killings of people of Somaliland.
The uprising of the students was in protest against the arrest and detention of young intellectuals, doctors, teachers and some of the elite, accused of committing high treason sentenced by the National Security Court for trying improve the sad condition of the Hargeisa group hospital.
In commemoration of this day, Somaliland National Youth Umbrella (SONYO umbrella) arranged special a ceremony attended by government ministers, opposition political parties and some of the intellectuals who were on trial on that historical day. They gave speeches at the Khayria and announced February 20 as the Somaliland National Youth Day.
SONYO LEADERS CONFRONT OFFICIALS OF THE MINISTRY OF YOUTH AND SPORTS
A meeting was held with officials of the Ministry of Youth and Sports (MOYS) together with members of SONYO's National Council and member organizations from Hargeisa yesterday (Feb. 7) at the premises of the MOYS office. Officials from the MOYS include the Mohamed Saiid Mohamoud, Minister of Youth and Sports, Sayd Omar, Director of Youth and the Director of Sports.
Members of SONYO's National Council headed by its National Chairperson Mohamed Hassan Saiid together with leaders of member organizations like CRA, SOPYA, DCA, SOCSA, SYSTO, SOYDA, HYDA, ASSAL and VADCO exchange views on how the coordination of SONYO as representatives of active youth organizations in the country could better harmonize their relationship with the Ministry.
A heated but healthy debate ensued during the discussion that focused on SONYO and MOYS exchanging views on their respective performances in serving the Somaliland's youth . The meeting resulted with the creation of a Committee composed of SONYO members and officials from the Ministry that would further work out a mechanism to strengthen the relationship of the two parties.
Members of the Committee are as follows:
1. Cumar Cali Cabdi - Chairperson of the Committee (Director of Youth - MOYS)
2. Axmed Maxamed Shire - Member (MOYS)
3. Fu'aad Cabdi Xaaji - Member (Director of Planning - MOYS)
4. Cabdirahman Maxamed Guun - Member (SOPYA - SONYO)
5. Xassan Siciid Xayd - Member (CRA - SONYO)
6. Khaalid Aaden Cabdi - Member (HYDA-SONYO)
In a memorandum released by the Ministry today, MOYS reiterated the function of the Committee as agreed with SONYO members. The committee will be responsible in (1) creating a mechanism of coordination and (2) facilitate regular consultation meetings between the MOYS and youth groups