Hargeisa (SD) – Somaliland President Muse Bihi Abdi today officially launched the second phase of the Somaliland Development Fund (SDF) projects.
The second phase of the Somaliland Development Fund (SDF) projects is under the auspices of the Somaliland Ministry of Planning and National Development.
The launch was attended by members of the cabinet, leaders from Somaliland’s donor countries Denmark, Netherlands and the United Kingdom, directors and many other dignitaries, focusing on the importance of the second phase of the projects to the nation and how committed the government is to its effective implementation.
First, the Deputy Head of Somaliland Development at the Somaliland Development Fund, Mr. Najah Mohamud Aden, outlined the areas of focus of the second phase of the project, pointing out that infrastructure development and the enhancement of public services are key to the second phase of the project. development of Somaliland.
Mr. Najah also noted that the construction of the Maydh port, the construction and maintenance of key roads, the upgrading of water services, the development of livestock and agricultural production, the improvement of the capacity of government employees, and the completion of health and education projects in The first phase of the Somaliland Development Fund (SDF) project is the backbone of the second phase of the project.
Speaking on behalf of the Friends of Somaliland as part of the Fund, Morgan Ralley, for his part, highlighted the importance of these projects to the Somaliland community and the donor community’s appreciation of the transparent governance of the Somaliland government.
The Minister of National Planning and Development, Hassan Mohamed Ali (Gafaadhi), who is in charge of the planning, first praised the process of completing the first phase of the Somaliland Development Fund projects and the success of the projects. He underlined that in the second phase, they are hopeful that they will succeed.
Somaliland leader Muse Bihi Abdi, who officially launched the second phase of the Somaliland Development Fund project, thanked the governments of UK, Denmark and the Netherlands, which have supported Somaliland in funding and implementing of national development projects.
“As a government, we are committed to ensuring that all development projects in Somaliland are on track and that there are no shortcomings from Somaliland, both financially and administratively. We are also committed to making it clear to our donors and supportive governments that we want our cooperation to be transparent so that both parties can see how this is going, both administratively and financially,” said President Muse Bihi.
Finally, Muse Bihi called on Somaliland’s allies to extend their financial support to the Somaliland Development Fund (SDF), as the fund is a proven and successful system, reducing administrative costs for development grants.
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