Somaliland has graciously received a staunch Pan Africanist and powerful speaker, Professor Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba, who will be delivering a speech at the flag-off of the new Unity University in Hargeisa, the country’s capital.
Upon arrival at the Cigal international airport, the eloquent professor granted reporters an interview reeling out the purpose of his visit to the Horn of Africa.
Professor Lumumba said he will be delighted to see the projects put in place in the new unity university and to speak on other relevant matters on education in Africa.
Responding to questions, Lumumba said Africa needs to unite at this critical moment adding it must be regenerated to read from the same script.
He added its high time African leaders learnt to reflect on the African agenda citing the political turmoil, altercations and coup detat ravaging most African countries.Lumumba said the young generation needs to be given space in the leadership landscape lest they become dissidents.
He and the team of the unity university paid courtesy visits to Somaliland ministries of water, education and defense where they were given warm reception. The director-general of the ministry of education Ahmad Abokor Muhammad said his visit aligns the educational agenda of the present administration adding that Somaliland appreciates his contribution to developing leadership and education in Africa.
Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba, a one-time Director of the Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission and Director of The Kenya School of Law will also attend many other programmes organised by Hargeisa University as well as youth associations’ events.