On the 21st Anniversary Celebrations of Puntland State of Somalia,
Ladies and gentlemen,
Over the past few months, I have been sharing, with you, history documents and interviews on both the foundation of Puntland State of Somalia in August 1998, and the 2nd Somali Republic, the Federal Republic of Somalia in 2004, with the express intention of writing our history and role of Puntland in the revival of Somalia as a sovereign nation. That is because, If we don’t write our own history and claim our historical achievements in that regard, somebody else would write it for us. It would be impossible to re-write or re-claim those missed opportunities later.
I would, therefore, urge you to put into record all that you know about Puntland contributions to history making events in Somalia’s survival, sovereignity and unity.
Ismail H. Warsame