President Mohamed Farmaajo has paid tribute to the late former agriculture Ahmed Kayse Duale who past on last week for his ‘devotion to the unity of Somalia.’
A statement from Villa Somalia noted the president spoke with the wife of the former Minister following his death on January 8. Duale was among four leaders who led the process for the unification of Italian Somaliland and British Somaliland to form the Republic of Somalia on July 1, 1960.
“President Farmajo noted the great role he played in the independence of the Northern regions and how he devoted his time to the unity of his country and its people,” a statement from Villa Somalia read in part.
In a memorial service Saturday in Mogadishu, Foreign Affairs Minister Ahmed Isse hailed Duale as ‘a brilliant diplomat who served the loyalty and dedication of his country, as he was one of the four Somali freedom fighters who united the northern region with the south after their independence from the British and Italian colonialists.’
Omar Arteh Ghalib (MP) said Duale ‘will be immortal in the golden corridors of Somali history.