Lawya Ado, Somaliland, November 5, 2011 (SL Times) – The administration
of the border town of Lawya ‘Addo announced that MERLIN NGO does not use
clan criteria when hiring individuals.
The administration was responding to allegations that appeared in Haatuf
newspaper which said MERLIN hired people based on clan consideration.
The Chairman of Laywa Addo administration Mr Omar Egal, the Deputy
Chaimran Abdirahman S Elmi , and Hasan Warsame (legislator) contacted
Haatuf Newspaper and reiterated that the account given to Haatuf by
Hussein Abdillahi, is not true, and MERLIN does not hire according to
Lowya ‘Adde’s administration praised MERLIN and said it provides
valuable health services in Zayla where the closest hospital is in
Borama, and that before it started its operations it was difficult to
get health care.
Lowya ‘Adde’s administration said Hussein Abdillahi is known for
stirring conflicts among people and they plan to take him to court for
making false allegations.
Lowya ‘Adde’s administration also suggested to Haatuf and other media to
check the veracity of news tips that they get from individuals, and to
get in touch with the concerned government officials about such