Publicerades den 30 aug 2014
Publicerades den 30 aug 2014
October 18, 2014 – Written by Ali jaamac
‘The UK Government remains committed to help build a more economically stable and prosperous future for Somaliland’ UK Press Release
UK and Somaliland today co-hosted a business forum to promote trade and investment opportunities in Somaliland.
The UK and Somaliland rallied businesses to make the most of Somaliland’s rich agricultural and investment opportunities to create a thriving economy and reduce its dependency on aid.
The call to business was made at a conference, co-hosted in London by both governments, on trade and investment in Somaliland.
The UK delegation was led by the Foreign Office and Department for International Development’s Ministers, James Duddridge and Lynne Featherstone. The Somaliland delegation was led by President Ahmed Mohamed Mahmoud Silanyo.
Attendees at today’s conference agreed that whilst the aid relationship will remain important, it will be business and investment that will prove increasingly important in creating jobs, sustainable growth and prosperity in Somaliland.
In Somaliland, where 63 per cent of men and 80 per cent of women between 25 and 34 years of age are unemployed, this need is particularly pressing.
Speaking at the event, Foreign Office Minister James Duddridge said:
The British Government is keen to build partnerships across Africa, and Somaliland is no exception. We want to help harness the power, the optimism and the drive of the people of Somaliland. We want to build on that and create a business environment which attracts inward investment, and which encourages the brightest talent in Somaliland to stay, and those who have left to return.
Department for International Development Minister Lynne Featherstone said:
Business will be central to Somaliland’s growth and development. It is already happening – Hargeisa teems with people starting new businesses and shops. It is only through investment, trade and jobs that Somaliland can reduce its dependence on aid and remittances. People want the opportunity to work their own way out of poverty. People want the dignity that comes with a job and being able to provide for their own family. And the people of Somaliland, with all their entrepreneurial potential, are no exception.
The UK Government remains committed to help build a more economically stable and prosperous future for Somaliland. UK aid supports areas such as health, education and strengthening public financial management and governance, and importantly is helping to rebuild crucial infrastructure and create jobs.
But much of Somaliland’s potential remains untapped. The rich agriculture and livestock sectors could produce goods with much higher added value. Businesses can play a vital role in growing these sectors, and others like services and manufacturing, through investment.
The UK and Somaliland have a close and long standing relationship. The UK opened an office in Hargeisa in 2012 and recent months have seen several high level visits in both directions, including by the previous Minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds, who visited in April this year.
Source: Jamhuuriya, The republican
October 18, 2014 – Written by Ali jaamac
The President of the Republic of Somaliland, Ahmed Mohamed Mahmoud Silanyo, who was leading a high powered delegation to the United Kingdom capital London for a business forum; aimed at promoting trade and investment opportunities in the African country. The president has addressed in the conference where he deeply pointed out Somaliland’s potential energy and the investment opportunities in his country.
The conference, co-hosted by the two countries, rallies businesses to make the most of Somaliland’s rich agricultural and investment opportunities to create a thriving economy and reduce its dependency on aid.
President Silanyo’s Powerful Speech at the UK-Somaliland Investment Conference is as follows:
Excellencies and Ambassadors,
Ladies and gentleman,
I would like to tell you about a place, a nation in the Horn of Africa, a land the same size of England and Wales combined yet little accurate information is known about it. This place is an oasis of calm in a turbulent region, it has many unique features which few know about, for example, it has benefitted from peace and stability for over twenty-three years; bundles of cash and valuables can be left in the middle of a busy market in its capital without fear of theft; successive peaceful and democratic elections have been held to elect Parliamentarians and Presidents. And this is just the tip of the iceberg.
This land is also full of resources, from mountains of cement to one of the largest shipping ports in the Gulf of Aden connecting the Far East to the Middle East and the West, to having the longest runway in Sub-Sahara Africa. The growth potential of this nation is unprecedented, you will hear about the developing energy sector, from extractives to the abundance of renewable energy resources; you will also hear about the growing financial sector and how through innovation, millions of people including many living in remote areas have access to mobile banking, which is slowing changing the economic landscape and banking sector of the nation; you will also be informed about the rich agricultural sector and the opportunities to diversify the nation’s export potential beyond livestock.
I have the pleasure of being the President of this nation, my country, Somaliland is at a unique stage in its development, and has arrived at this point through two decades of state-building and peace-building at the hands of constitutional, legitimate and democratically elected governments. My Government took on the mantle of leadership following a fair and free election in 2010 and has since further strengthened government institutions, consolidated peace, and managed to keep terrorism and piracy at bay. These foundations have created an environment where foreign direct investments can be implemented effectively and securely, with long-established Government bodies and experienced private sector groups to drive the process forward.
At the present stage, the Government’s primary commitment is transformational reform in key areas such as public financial management, justice, investment climate and security. We have ambitious plans across all these sectors. I hope that today’s event will provide you with genuine insights into the reality of doing business in Somaliland; its prospects as an investment destination, its current opportunities across a number of sectors and the possibilities afforded in the near future. With dedicated investment in key industry sectors, Somaliland has the potential to not only survive but also thrive despite its precarious location and the instability of its neighbour.
Somaliland takes pride in having embarked on a unique and uncharted course of bottom-up state-building that has far exceeded the expectations of the international community. Spurred forward with the support of our international partners and foreign investors, I believe that Somaliland can be the model of what successful development can look like in the Horn of Africa. We, the interested stakeholders, are at the cusp of fundamentally changing the future course of Somaliland’s development, now is the time to act and I wholeheartedly encourage each and every one of you to give serious consideration to joining Somaliland on its journey towards becoming an alternative regional hub in the Horn of Africa.
This Forum provides the perfect opportunity to showcase to international investors and the World that Somaliland is open for business, it has significant investment potential across a number of sectors and regardless of what happens elsewhere, the prosperity and continued growth of Somaliland can be the legacy left behind by all of us sitting here today. As a testament to how seriously my government views its trade and investment agenda, we are joined here today by my ministers of presidential affairs, water, energy, foreign affairs, agriculture, trade and investment and national planning and development as well as our chamber of commerce, every major investor in-country, dozens of flourishing indigenous businesses and a strong technical support staff to answer your every question and encourage your investment.
I stand before you today to encourage you, the private sector and foreign investors, to reward and empower those people who have committed to the shared values of peaceful coexistence and legitimate politics by visiting Somaliland and seeing firsthand the wealth of investment potential, my nation beholds. Do use the formal and informal opportunities for meaningful discussion and networking today to listen, engage, ask and follow-up on all the issues that pique your interest. Afterall, this is just the tip of the iceberg.
October 21, 2014 – Written by Ali jaamac
Madaxtooyada Somaliland oo markii weftiga Ingiriiska ah ku laabtay Nairobi warsaxaafadeed ku faahfaahisay ujeeddada weftiga iyo qodobada la isla falanqeeyey
· Haweenayda Horumarinta Caalamiga ah u qaabilsan UK oo hoggaaminaysay weftkiga safarkiisa la qariyey, farriinta ay siday iyo arrimaha ay la shir timi
· Nuxurka qodobo Madaxweyne-ku-xigeenka u gudbiyey weftiga Ingiriiska
Hargeysa (Jam)- Wefti culus oo ka socda dawladda Ingiriiska, ayaa safar qarsoodi ah oo aan hore loo shaacin ku yimi caasimadda Hargeysa shalay, kuwaasoo kulan albaabadu u xidhan yihiin la yeeshay madaxweyne-ku-xigeenka Somaliland, ahna Ku-simaha madaxweynaha Md. Cabdiraxmaan Cabdillaahi Ismaaciil (Saylici) iyo wasiirro xukuumadda ka tirsan.
Weftigan oo ay hoggaaminaysay haweenayda dawladda Ingiriiska u qaabilsan horumarinta caalamiga ah Ms. Lynne Featherstone, waxa ujeedada socdaalku khuseeyey sidii ay xaqiiqo-raadin iyo xog-ogaal ugu noqon lahaayeen mashaariicda ka socda Somaliland ee lagu maalgeliyo cashuuraha dadweynaha Ingiriiska ah bixiyaan iyo sidoo kale arrimo la xidhiidha cilaaqaadka u dhexeeya Somaliland iyo dawladda UK.
October 22, 2014 – Written by Ali jaamac
London (Jam/The Guardian)- Madaxweyne Axmed Maxamed Maxamuud (Siilaanyo), ayaa caddeeyey in dhaqdhaqaaqyada xornimo-doonka ah ee ka curtay dalal qaaradda Yurub ka mid ah ay rajo geliyeen madaxbannaanida Jamhuuriyadda Somalilad.
Madaxweyne Siilaanyo oo waraysi khaas ah siiyey wargeyska The Guardian ee ka soo baxa Ingiriiska ka hor intii aannu Hargeysa ku soo laaban shalay, waxa uu sheegay in ololaha madaxbannaanida ee ay bilaabeen dadweynaha ku dhaqan degaannada Scotland iyo Catalonia oo doonaya inay kaga go’aan waddamada Ingiriiska iyo Spain ee qaaradda Yurub ay rajo xooggan ku beereen madaxbannaanida iyo aqoonsi-raadinta Somaliland oo muddo 23 sanno ah gooni uga taagnayd Soomaaliya.
“Dal kale ayaa jira oo raadinaya madaxbannaani, kuwaasoo ay ka mid yihiin Scotland iyo Catalonia, arrintaasina waa mid rajo fiican noo leh, annaguna waxaannu haynnaa dariiqyada aannu ku raadinayno madaxbannaanidayada. Waxa kaloo dhiirrigelin noo ah codayntii baarlamaanka Ingiriisku ku aqoonsadeen in dalka Falastiin yahay waddan jira bishan October, arrimahaas oo dhanna waa qaar na dhiirrigelinaya,” ayuu yidhi Madaxweyne Siilaanyo.
Madaxweynaha ayaa waraysigiisa oo Jamhuuriya qaybo ka mid ah soo qaatay, waxa kaloo uu ku sheegay in kobcinta maalgashiga tamarta iyo wax-soo-saarka Somaliland ay kor u qaadi karaan dhaqaalaha dalka, isla markaana taageero ka geysan kara madaxbannaanida Somaliland.
“Kobcinta dhaqaalaha iyo ganacsigu waxay muhiim u yihiin qarannimada Somaliland raadinayso, waxana dhab ah in horumarinta dhaqaalaha iyo aqoonsiga Somaliland yihiin laba shay oo aad isugu xidhan, markaa aqoonsigu wax macne ah samayn maayo haddii aan la horumarin dhaqaalaha Somaliland, dalkayaguna wuu u qalmaa in aqoonsi buuxa la siiyo, kaasoo aannu muddo dheer sugaynnay.”
Faallo dheer oo The Guardian ku ladhay waraysiga Madaxweyne, waxa wargeysku tilmaamay in Somaliland aanay weli wax aqoonsi ah ka helin adduunka, beesha caalamkuna u aqoonsan tahay inuu yahay gobol ka mid ah dalka Soomaaliya oo muddo ka badan 20 sanno ka soo kaban la’ dagaallo sokeeyo iyo burburka dawladnimadiisii ku dhacay illaa sannadkii 1991-kii, balse ilaa muddadaas Somaliland oo hore u ahayd maxmiyad hoos tagta Boqortooyada Ingiriiska (oo xornimada qaatay 26 June 1960-kii) ay muddo ka badan 20 sanno ah tahay dal nabadgelyo ahaan iyo ammaan ahaanba xasilloon, isla markaana hodan ku ah khayraadka shidaalka iyo macdano aan weli la soo saarin.
Madaxweyne Siilaanyo iyo wefti uu hoggaaminayey ayaa magaalada London kaga qaybgalay toddobaadkii hore shirka horumarinta ganacsiga iyo maalgashiga Somaliland, kaasoo ay iska kaashadeen dawladaha Ingiriiska iyo Somaliland, halkaasoo ay kula kulmeen wasiirro ka tirsan Boqortooyada UK iyo shirkado waaweyn oo ka shaqeeya arrimaha maalgashiga.
Dawladda Ingiriiska oo martigelisay shirar ay ku wadahadleen Somaliland iyo Soomaaliya, ayaa ilaa hadda ka cago-jiidaysa inay taageerto aqoonsi-raadinta Somaliland, isagoo Afhayeen u hadlay Xafiiska Arrimaha Dibadda ee UK uu caddeeyey aragtidooda aqoonsigaas.
“Doorka dawladda UK waxa uu yahay in Somaliland iyo Soomaaliya xal ka gaadhaan qaddiyadda Somaliland, waana in dalalka ku yaal gobolku hormuud ka noqdaan aqoonsiga waxa ay Somaliland iyo Soomaaliya isla meel-dhigaan mustaqbalka,” ayuu yidhi Afhayeenka u hadlay Wasaaradda Arrimaha Dibadda Ingiriiska oo u warramay wargeyska The Guardian.
Haseyeeshee, go’aankii Somaliland ku diidday ka qaybgalka shir arrimaha Soomaaliga lagaga hadlay oo magaalada London ka dhacay sannadkii hore, ayaa sababay in cilaaqaadka diblomaasiyadeed ee Somaliland iyo Ingiriiska dhaawac gaadho, waxaannu Madaxweyne Siilaanyo tilmaamay in aanay ka qaybgeli doonin shir kasta oo meel-ka-dhac ku ah qarannimada Somaliland.
Sidoo kale, Madaxweynuhu waxa uu waraysigaas ku sheegay in dhaqaalaha Somaliland ku tiirsan yahay xoolaha nool oo loo dhoofiyo dalka Sucuudiga iyo dalalka kale ee Carabta, “Waxa aannu si aad ah ugu tiirsanahay dhoofinta xoolaha nool, laakiin waxa aannu doonaynaa in aannu horumarino khayraadka kale ee kalluumaysigu ka mid yahay, sababtoo ah waxaannu leenahay xeeb aad u dheer iyo sidoo kale khayraad macdanta ah,” ayuu yidhi Madaxweyne Siilaanyo.