Daily News header

Somali Sports Development Office Launches in Puntland

By   get stories by email

Somali National Olympic committee on Thursday launched a new administrative office intended to coordinate sports development activities in the semiautonomous Somali regional state of Puntland.

The sports development office (SDO) was launched in a ceremony held at the city of Garowe, the capital of the Puntland state where the regional football tournament for peace and development is also under way.

Somali NOC first vice president and head of International relations Duran Ahmed Farah who addressed at the launching ceremony of the new office told reporters that Mr. Abdirisak Nur Halac has been appointed as the secretary general of the regional development office.

From_right_Som
"The Somali NOC zone 1 office had already been functioning here and we have now opened this office as kind of enlargement of our activities" Somali NOC first vice president told the launching ceremony.

Somali NOC secretary General Abdullahi Ahmed Tarabi for his part said that the office will mainly work to coordinate sports activities by Somali NOC and its member federations in entire regions in the Puntland state.

"I am very hopeful that this office will achieve more," the secretary general said.

Secretary_of_S
Mean while, Somali NOC source confirmed here on Friday that the president of Puntland Dr. Abdirahman Mohamed Faroole has issued an statement which ordered that Somali Olympic committee and its member federations can freely operate in the Puntland region without delay or government interference.

"Sports is free from policy, religion, apartheid or tribalism and the Somali Olympic committee and its member federations are allowed to freely accomplish their activities in the Puntland state," the president said in a letter sent to Somali NOC.

The relatively peaceful Puntland state of Somalia is currently hosting the country's first regional football tournament since 1987 which will end on Friday afternoon according to its schedules.

By Shafi'i Mohyaddin Abokar

  Please click this get stories by email button to be notified about future stories, and please leave a comment below.

  Please leave a comment here     If it does not display within 10 seconds, please refresh the page

Related Top Stories News

The US Administration did not foresee the spectacular rise of ISIS - speed, cohesion, ability to attract new recruits. Missed opportunities due to clouded foresight could allow ISIS to further their vision while the coalition mission will be grounded
There have been other Ebola cases treated in the U.S. but those were all medical workers who became infected while working in Africa. The new case was initially diagnosed Dallas, Texas.
An incentive for young girls to go to school is being used to reduce the number of early marriages in India, and it appears to be working.
Four hardcore militants of National democratic Front of Bodoland (Sangbijit faction) were killed in a gun battle with security forces in Assam's Kokrajhar district on Sunday
World Heart Day, 29th September 2014
The keynote address of the convention was delivered on the topic 'Contemporary trends in Centre-state relations in India where are the states' by eminent academician and Dean (Academic) of K.K. Handiqui State Open University Prof. (Dr.) Arupjyoti

 

NewsBlaze Writers Of The Month



Popular Stories This Month

newsletter logo

NewsBlaze
Copyright © 2004-2014 NewsBlaze Pty. Ltd.
Use of this website is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy  | DMCA Notice               Press Room   |    Visit NewsBlaze Mobile Site