Somali president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo today laid the foundation stone for the construction of a port facility in Hobyo, a historic coastal town in Galmudug State.
President Farmaajo was accompanied in launching the project by Galmudug State leader Ahmed Gelle Haaf, top state and federal government officials who are escorting the federal president in his tour of the region.
Later President Farmaajo addressed the local seaside residents who converged in large numbers to witness the historic visit of a Somali leader, first of its kind for nearly four decades.
Earlier in the day he passed Adado town where he has also launched the construction of an airport and declared the town to be the seat of the State Assembly which has been acting as the interim state capital for more than 3 years.
President Farmaajo is expected to wind his up his journey in the coming days following an official visit in Puntland and Galmudug States two weeks ago on a trip he code named the ‘reconciliation trip’.