Galmudug’s President Haf And SNA’s General Gorod Succeed In Opening Roads Closed For Many Years.
President of the Galmudug State Mr Ahmed Duale Haf and Chief of the Somali National Army, General Abdiweli Jama Gorod today succeeded in opening the main road at the border between Puntland and Galmudug States. The road divides Galkayo town into two sections where one section is in Puntland State’s territory and the other in that of Galmudug State. Misunderstandings between residents from both sides, each claiming that the road is within their border has led to the formation of militiamen who fought often. This has caused the loss of many lives and property, several injuries and displacement of many others. As a result of these, the road was closed and no one from either side was allowed to use. After securing and opening the road, president Haf and Gen. Gorod handed over the control of the road to the Integrated Forces that were recently formed. The local communities were in agreement to this action in the belief that the integrated forces will not support any of the sides. President Haf and Gen. Gorod later inspected part of the opened road and ordered the opening of some other roads in Galmudug side to allow free movement and integration of people from both sides.