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Preparations in Top Gear for Somalia’s Independence Week Celebrations

Storyline:National News

GOOBJOOG NEWS | MOGADISHU: Preparations are in top gear across the country for the 64th National Week celebrations which includes independence of the northern and southern regions and the unity of the country.

Wednesday, 26th of June, marks the Independence Day of the country’s northern regions, which gained their freedom on June 26th 1960.

Preparations for the National Week celebrations kicked off earlier this week across the country and will continue until the first of July, which marks the independence of the southern regions and the unity of the two parts of the country.

The National Week will be marked by all Somali’s in various cities across Somalia and in various countries globally and are marked by various activities including national anthems, dance performances, and plays that symbolizes the importance of independence to the Somali people.

Preparations also include repainting the features of memorial statues of the nation’s heroes, restoring street walls and decorating them with the national flag and patriotic phrases.

The federal government of Somalia, taking note of the importance of the occasion formed a committee to plan the events and ensure the celebrations goes on smoothly.

The committee consists of ministers in the government, Banadir administration leaders, and heads of security services.

This year’s celebrations comes amid various achievements by the federal government of Somalia which includes successes in its ongoing offensive against the Al-shabaab, debt relief, lifting the arms embargo, and joining the East African Community.