Garowe, Somalia, December 26, 2009 – The parliament
of Somalia’s Puntland state has endorsed the new flag of regional state.
In a parliamentary session held in Garowe on last week, the
administrative capital of Puntland, the lawmakers numbering 41
unanimously passed the motion that allows the creation of a flag, state
identity and anthem.
38 lawmakers voted in favor of the motion, 2 remained silent while a
lawmaker rejected the bill.
After the vote, Puntland state parliament speaker Abdirashid Mohammed
Hirsi declared a new flag for the regional state, which declared itself
as an autonomous state in 1998.
Source: Garowe Online, December 22, 2009