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2006 - Atlanta Town Hall Meeting
PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2006 5:53 pm Reply with quote
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The Atlanta Town Hall Meeting will be held on Saturday July 15th. More information will be provided as they become available.

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President Murads Visit Atlanta
Toronto July 15, 2006 HC

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President Murad's Visit to Atlanta
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President Murad's Visit to Atlanta

By Salahadin Wazir
Friday, July 21, 2006

ATLANTA, Georgia - Hararis in Atlanta were delighted to receive high level Harari Government delegation headed by his excellencey President Murad Abdulhadi Yosuf Sharief. The President arrived Atlanta on Friday July 14th, 2006, was accompanied by 2 Police Motorist, and was taken Marriott, Evergreen Conference Hotel in Beautiful Stone Mountain Park. Afterward the President along with Counselor Fahmi Mawi and his North American Rep.Salah Wazir were gone in tour to CNN, escorted by Ralph Harris, Deputy U.S. Marshal, from city of Clarkston Police Dep.

Few Hararis volunteered in inviting the President and his Administration team, for dinner first was taken o West Peachtree Plaza top of the building toured the city for better view of Atlanta, followed by evening dinner at "Steak N Ale" in Down Town Atlanta.

Saturday, morning from 11:00 AM-1:30 PM, the President meet some Hararis for private meeting addressing their concern, and the President responded to their concern and clarified a lot of issues raised at the meeting.

Saturday, July 15th, 2006 at 3:30 PM, chief of the Police and officer Ralph Harris picked the President, and was taken to Marriott Hotel of Claremont RD, and at the Hotel, 6 years old Harari girl (Nafeesah Wazir) gave a flower welcoming the President to Atlanta area.

Brief introductions with high level of City of Clarkston (who signed city sisterhood with city of Harar) July 29th of 2005 was made, Present, His Excellence, Mayor Lee Swaney, Vice Mayor Joyce, Council-Women, and Chief of Police, Tony Cippio among other where present. Also, great numbers of Harari citizen were present.


Mayor Swaney and President Murad exchanging handshakes

The meeting was co-moderated by Salah Wazir & Joyce Vice Mayor for the City of Clarkston.

In his speech, the President of the Harari Regional State expressed his delight to be present at the event celabrating our 2nd year city sisterhood agreement. A similar agreement was signed recentely in Charleville, France. The President asked his countrymen & women to work closely with their American friends, take part in assisting them during the election and beyond to be good Ambassadors for the Harari, Ethiopian Government and Harari & Ethiopian People. The President "officially invited the city sisterhood partners to visit Harar as soon as possible, and he directed the Ethiopian Embassy Counselor, Fahmi Mawi, and his representatives, in North America Salah Wazir to facilitate the visit. The Harari Government will pay for accommodations in Harar and will provide all necessary security protection.


President Murad, Mayor Swaney, Vice Mayor Joyce, and a Councilwoman

In his part Mayor Swaney, echoed the President, and the Mayor said, he is so pleased on closely working with Salah Wazir and his community, and he is ready to help whatever Harar & Hararis might need of any help. Similarly the Council women reaffirmed and she said she is very happy that Clarkston is city sisterhood with Harar, and she is ready to help Harar; followed by chief of the Police Tony Cippio said, Salah Wazir is not only a friend but a partner in helping our communities, and he said Africa is a beautiful continent from Ethiopia, Somailia, Nigeria, Senegal, Africa is beautiful. The chief said, he is fully ready to help the harari Police, and provide them with the tools they need to their job. After this note was exchanged, the Mayor of Clarkston provided the Harari Regional Government President some memorable gifts; and the chief Police also have given some gifts which include the Police hat with Police Badge. Also the Harari President gave a gift to the Mayor (2 books of Harar history) and a foutha (famous Harari women traditional cloth) to first lady....A lot of laughing and good wishes was exchanged, and finally the city official have officially accepted the invitation to visit Harar very soon.

After 30 Min.break, 2nd part of the program exclusively in Harari language started with Holly Quran recitation by Nafeesah Wazir. And President Murad, spoke for about an hour and half, Harar, past, present and future.

After his presentation he took some questions and answered all the questions. After the presentation of the President, and Q & A sessions, Ranni Towfiq spoke about the "Qurangay" and his observation, and he interviewed some student at the Amar Ibn Yasir Qurangay here in Atlanta, and he shared with audience the result of his interesting finding, basically the kids where learning enthusiastically well. Followed by the speech from Amar Ibn Yasir School, Principal Salah Wazir, said few words of encouragements and requested the parent, and the Communities at large to take the matter of teaching our children very seriously and secure a location which is "urgently needed." Because, couldn't finish his statement as the tears was coming from his eyes, the President helped and finished by sharing how they also involved in helping the "Abubakar Qurangay" in Harar by committing every month set amount of money from their salary.

The program was concluded with dua^a of Hajj Abdulrahman Sharief, the meeting minute & the resolution was read by Counselor Fahmi Mawi, and the meeting was adjourned by the President, Asir prayer was prayed in Ja^Ama^Ah. And remembrance pictures were taken.

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