Somaliland: British Delegation Visit a Number of UK-Funded Programmes


The British delegation led by the United Kingdom Ambassador to Somalia/Somaliland, Ben Fender, including DFID Director for the two countries, Damon Bristow, and the UK Defence Attaché Colonel Matt Munro, had an opportunity to visit a number of programmes the United Kingdom either wholly supported or played a pivotal role.

ImageThe delegation, accompanied by His Excellency the Minister for Defense, Abdiqani Atteye, the Chief of Staff, General Tani, and leading officers of Axiom International Ltd, spent inspiring moments with officers at the army’s Junior Command and Staff College in Hargeisa on Tuesday. The delegation closely inspected areas of the programme implemented under the UK fund, listening to reports, chatting with officers at the facilities visited. The visit was said to have been inspiring for both sides.

The United Kingdom is funding the Energy Security and Resource Efficiency in Somaliland. The Program aims to help provide Somaliland consumers affordable, renewable energy in Somaliland.

The delegation made a visit to major roads works UKaid invested in. Damon Bristow positively reacted to the visit.

One of the highlights of the UK delegation’s visit was the on-job tour members made to areas at which technicians were racing against time to boost Hargeisa water supply by 60% was underway. The United Kingdom was contributing heftily to the effort.

Earlier, on Monday, His Excellency the President of the Republic of Somaliland, Muse Bihi Abdi, received the delegation at his office where the two sides signed 31-mln-Pound UKaid support to development programmes.



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