begins in Mogadishu
Monday, June 18, 2012
On Thursday evening, a number of youths lined up at Maka al-Mukarrama
Avenue, a major road that links the city Aden Abdulle
International Airport and Villa Somalia, the state house in
the Somali capital Mogadishu.
The aim was to offer the youngsters an opportunity to race for
a medal offered by the municipality of Mogadishu.
The occasion, however, was to flag off a solar
lighting system project on Maka al-Mukarrama Avenue by the citys
Bright lights illuminated the street from one
end to the other that stretched two and half kilometres. The
bulbs attached to each pole drew energy from a solar system
that collected energy from the sun.
The youth that started the race from Km4 Junction
jogged to the entrance of the presidential palace.
Mr Mohamed Ahmed Nur alias Tarzan, the Mayor of
Mogadishu, and municipal officers also walked along the avenue
in a bid to attract attention towards the brightened street.
As the ceremony progressed, Mayor Nur cut a ribbon
to symbolise the dawn of a new era by his municipal body.