Minneapolis–After twenty years, I resigned as the editor of the BBC Somali Service, returning to my home country to join efforts of restoring peace and rebuilding it, Yusuf Garad wrote on his Facebook page on Monday.
His departure could mean that he heads to a position of a government or opposition in Somalia, ravaged by civil war more than 20 decades, the same period Garad managed the radio must Somalis, from big cities to mainland bushes turn on everyday for the updates.
“Most of it at the helm is not an easy task to achieve. It takes a formidable, visionary and professional character to attain such testing deed. In those two decades you have transformed the perception of Somali Media”. He wrote
One of his fans, Harbi Ali Kullane, a Londoner said that Garad has toiled the ground where two or more can differ in opinion, giving communities a voice to express to express themselves which never had it before.
“Obviously the entity will continue to improve as you have set the benchmark. My revered dear friend on behalf of the millions who have enjoyed your services please accept our most humble appreciation and gratitude”. Kulane told Garad on his page.