Somalia: President Farole visits Gardo 12 Mar 12, 2012 - 9:22:14 AM
GARDO, Somalia Mar 12 2012 (Garowe Online) – Puntland President Abdirahman Mohamed Farole traveled to Gardo the capital of Karkaar region, Radio Garowe reports.
President Farole and his delegation arrived in Gardo Monday morning. Farole was accompanied by the Minister of Interior Abdullahi Jama Ilkajir, Interior Vice Miniser Ali Yusuf Hoosh, Puntland Defense Force commander Gen. Said Dheere, and Puntland Police Commissioner Mohamed Jaqanaf.
The President and his delegation received a warm welcome from residents in Gardo. After arriving in Gardo President Farole and his delegation received a very warm welcome by tribal elders, district authorities and civil society members.
President Farole and his delegation visited various sites in Gardo including schools, the general hospital, the guest house in Gardo, the municipal headquarters and the construction site of the Gardo prison.
In an exclusive interview with Radio Garowe, Puntland government spokesman Ahmed Omar Hersi said that the objective of the President's trip was to settle a feud between two local clans living in Karkaar region.
Clan leaders from across Puntland have accompanied President Farole and his delegation and are trying to ease tribal tensions in the region that have grown high after a killing.