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President Riyale Names 6 New Regions + 16 New Districts

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President Dahir Riyale Kahin

Hargeysa, Somaliland, March 22, 2008 (SL Times) – President Dahir Riyale Kahin issued today in a presidential press statement the formation of additional new regions and districts which will alter the current regional makeup of Somaliland beyond recognition.

President Riyale named the following six new regions and their capitals as;

New Regions Capital Annexed: region
Gabiley Gabiley town Hargeysa region
Badhan Badhan town Sanag region
Buhoodle Buhoodle town Togdheer region
Salal Zeila town Awdal region
Sarar Ainabo town Sool region
Odweyne Odweyne town Togdheer region

Furthermore, the presidential press statement stated the following formation of 16 additional new districts to be included in the following regions;

New Districts

Region of new districts Annexed: region
Haji Salax Odweyne Togdheer region
Kalabaydh Sool region
Wajale Gabile Hargeysa region
Widh-widh Buhoodle Sool region
Qorulugad Buhoodle Togdheer region
Go’Da Weyne Sahil region
Harasheekh Odweyne Togdheer region

Raydab Khatumo

Odweyne Togdheer region
Garba Dardar Salal Awdal region
Boon Sala Awdal region
Harirad Salal Awdal region
Las Idle Sahil region
War Idad Sarar Sanag region
Elal Sarar Togdheer region
War Imran Togdheer region
Magalo Ad Awdal region

Moreover, the presidential press statement notified the ministry of Interior that the new regions and districts will not change the old regions and districts which the National Election Commission had marked and allocated its polling stations for the coming 2008 presidential and local government elections scheduled to take place in June and August this year.

Source: Somaliland Times

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