LasAnod (Laascaanood) has grown for 15 years but has experienced unfortunate events in the past two months.


LasAnod, also known as Laascaanood, has been experiencing growth for the last 15 years. However, in the past two months, unfortunate events have occurred in the area.

Over the past 15 years, LasAnod City in Somaliland has undergone significant development, despite its small size. One of the most significant improvements has been the construction of a new airport, which has improved transportation links and attracted more visitors and businesses to the city, resulting in a boost to the local economy.

Education has also seen significant progress in LasAnod City with the establishment of multiple schools and colleges, including a university that was founded in 2017. The university offers diverse courses in fields such as business, engineering, and medicine, empowering the youth with relevant skills and knowledge needed for success in the contemporary world.

Healthcare in LasAnod City has also improved significantly with the construction of a new hospital that offers top-notch medical services to both locals and visitors. The hospital boasts of modern equipment and facilities, and is run by well-trained medical experts.

Furthermore, LasAnod City has undergone notable improvements in its infrastructure, which includes the building of new bridges and roads. These upgrades have eased transportation around the city, enhancing access to vital services.
Overall, the development of LasAnod City exemplifies the tenacity and unwavering resolve of its people.

Despite encountering various hurdles previously, the city has made remarkable progress in recent years, leading to a better standard of living for its inhabitants, and bolstering the advancement of Somaliland as a whole.


In the recent past, LasAnod City has experienced advancements in the accessibility of clean water and electricity. The establishment of a new power plant has ensured a steady supply of electricity to residents and entrepreneurs, decreasing the need for generators and alternative sources of power. Furthermore, the city has also allocated resources towards constructing modern water treatment facilities, ensuring the availability of potable and hygienic water for its residents.

Agriculture is yet another sector that has experienced growth in LasAnod City. The city’s location in a rich and fertile region has made it an ideal location for farming, with numerous locals depending on agriculture as their primary source of income.

In a bid to enhance productivity and improve the livelihoods of farmers, the government has invested in various infrastructural projects, including irrigation systems, aimed at supporting agricultural development in the region.

LasAnod City boasts of a thriving cultural scene, with various events and festivals held throughout the year that celebrate the rich cultural heritage of the region. These occasions provide a platform for locals and visitors to appreciate music, dance, and other forms of art.

Nevertheless, the progress made in recent years illustrates the potential for growth and development in the area, offering a glimpse of a more promising future for its inhabitants.

LasAnod City has witnessed progress in its economy, particularly in sectors such as trade, construction, and telecommunications. Located adjacent to the Ethiopian border, the city has become a vital center for cross-border trade. Moreover, the construction industry has experienced an upsurge, with several new buildings and infrastructural projects springing up throughout the city. The telecommunications sector has also grown significantly, with the proliferation of mobile phone networks and the establishment of internet cafes and other digital services.

LasAnod City is a multicultural and lively community where individuals from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds reside and work together. This diversity is apparent in the city’s food, music, and other cultural traditions, which incorporate influences from across the region and beyond.

In terms of governance, the city is governed by a local council that is responsible for managing its affairs. The council is elected by the residents and is answerable to them for its decisions. The council has focused on enhancing the delivery of public services such as healthcare, education, and infrastructure, and has also taken measures to promote openness and responsibility in local administration.

In conclusion, LasAnod City is a place that has made impressive progress in terms of development and expansion. Despite the challenges that still exist, the city’s achievements in recent years demonstrate its potential for further growth and prosperity. LasAnod’s residents can be hopeful for a better future, and the city’s progress is also significant for the overall development of the region.


During the past two months, when the national forces of Somaliland were not present in LasAnod city to achieve a peaceful resolution, the city has experienced disturbing incidents such as eleven murders, five rapes, looting, and unrestricted drug usage.

Presently, the people of LasAnod are aware of the evil consequences they have inherited from Puntlander’s actions, who have risked their lives. Therefore, we are declaring to the people of LasAnod that their national forces will soon remove the perpetrators who have robbed their dignity, wealth, and lives.

This is an opportunity to give a final warning to allied groups that have taken refuge in the empty houses abandoned by the people of LasAnod.

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Ahmed_Yasin Mohamed Jama