to Awdal Region and to Borama and to Amoud University. In a welcome luncheon held in his honor at Rays Hotel, Borama, on Monday, July 13th, 2020, the university led by Prof. Suleiman Ahmed Gulaid, President, Amoud University, Amoud fraternity welcomed the governor and in his very brief welcoming speech the president assured him that he has the full support of the local population in Awdal region and should feel at home and consider Awdal as his home region and Borama as his home city.
In the luncheon, the governor was accompanied by his team including the Mayor of Borama City, Mr. Suleiman Hassan Haddi, the governor's secretary Mr. Mustafe Abdi Ahmed and Abdirahman Nour Olhaye, Head of Police, Borama City.
Together with Prof Suleiman, were Prof. Ahmed A. Boqore, Senior Vice President, Administration and Finance, Prof. Mohamed Mohamoud Jama "Derie", Vice President, Public Relations, Community Outreach and Overall in charge of Extra Curricular Activities, and Physical Up-keep of University Environment, Dr. Mohamed Muse Jibril, Vice President, Academic Affairs, Suleiman Hassan Ali, Chief Registrar, Dr. Said Ahmed Walhad, Principal, Amoud University College of Health Sciences. Dr. Ismail Mohamed Aye, Dean, School of Medicine and Surgery, Abdisamad Egeh Habaneh, Dean, Office of Sudents Affairs, Harun Ismail Warsame, Dean, Department of Freshman Studies, Mohamed Abdi Osman, Dean, Faculty of Agriculture and Environment, Abokor Said Ali, Dean, Faculty of Business & Public Administration, Abdirahman Abdi Ahmed, Dean, Faculty of Education, Eng. Abikarim Idiris Nour, Dean, Faculty of Engineering, Edwin Omondi Okech, Dean, Faculty of Computing and Informatics, Amoud University, Abdirashid Dahir Aye, Dean, School of Pharmacy.
The governor who was the chief guest during the luncheon, gave a key note address in which he expressed his love and appreciation for the overwhelming support he had received from Amoud University, as expressed by the warm reception. He promised that he would try his best to make things better for the greater Awal region, the city of Borama and Amoud University inclusive. This, he said he hoped to achieve through team work and sharing of ideas, plans and thoughts, in close consultations with all stakeholders, moving forward.
Earlier on, during the same day, the governor together with the visiting team was taken round a few Amoud University facilities including the main campus administration block, the newly constructed restaurant located at the main campus, senate meeting hall, Amoud graduation hall and the College of Health sciences which is located in Borama. In addition, Prof. Suleiman also took the governor to a brief tour on the construction site of the Goorgab bridge, which is under construction but almost complete. This bridge is very important to Borama and Amoud University as it connects Borama city to the towns east of Borama town, meaning therefore that businesses will get better road access for delivering goods and services and again it also connects the town to Amoud University which is located five kilometers east of Borama town. In the past few years Amoud University fraternity had difficulties connecting to Borama Town centre not only due to the poor state of the road connecting it to the town but also due to flash floods which would result whenever heavy rains were experienced upstream, sometimes forcing the university to close for a couple of days as the river bed where the old road passed would be totally rendered impassable by such floods.
Amoud University offers various courses in its college of health sciences which located in down town Borama Town, near rays Hotel. The College is headed by Dr. Said Ahmed Walhad, Principal Amoud College of Health Sciences with various schools housed in the college headed by various deans. This college of health sciences has produced medical experts for all Somali regions and it's impact has been felt far and wide. The team therefore made an extensive tour of the facility.