Mayor of Tower Hamlets Presents Honorary Plaque to Ahmed Siilanyo (Daawo Sawirada)

https://i0.wp.com/rsrc1.bubbleshare.com/media/01/39/31/04/dd2d2b879acdfe9bf5f5056152de2a15ac113d00/580x435/S6000507_580x435.jpg?resize=522%2C392The KULMIYE party chairman, Ahmed Mohammed Mohamoud Silanyo, on Monday attended a dinner banquet hosted in his honour in which he was presented with honorary plaque by Ahmed Omer, mayor of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

https://i0.wp.com/rsrc1.bubbleshare.com/media/01/39/32/64/85f24e3d6edfe6c0b0afc2868aacc1dac1e49296/580x435/S6000519_580x435.jpg?resize=522%2C392The event, sponsored by the local Somali businesses and community organisations, was attended by several traditional leaders as well as local Somali community representatives from across London. Silanyo said: “ It is an honour for me to attend this great dinner tonight and to be presented with such a gift.https://i1.wp.com/rsrc1.bubbleshare.com/media/01/39/33/4e/d8002b76a7326e876ede65bfb5b32df30c42210d/580x435/S6000532_580x435.jpg?resize=522%2C392None of you, I think, was in this country in 1957 when as a young student I used to visit regularly Somali seafarers living in the docklands of Tower Hamlets”. “I never thought that one day, one of their children [the seafarers] will grow up to be a mayor and present me this gift [plaque]. I congratulate the mayor for

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