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Somalia announces election budget

Mogadishu (SD)- Somalia’s disputed election, which is expected to take place in Somalia earlier next year, is set to cost millions of dollars, mostly paid by international donors, according to Somali federal government.

Somalia’s Minister of Finance Abdirahman Duale Beyle has said that the upcoming elections in the country are estimated to cost $ 40 million.

He said the Somali government would pay 10% of the $ 40 million, adding that the rest would be paid by international donors.

Somalia’s finance minister said the money would be used for election activities, such as trips for election commissions, residences, employment offices, mission training and staff allowances.

Minister Beyle made it clear that there will be no misuse of funds in the elections, noting that the established financial systems does not allow the misuse of public funds in the elections.

Lastly, the Somali Minister of Finance denied that any government agencies or countries that provided financial support to the Somali government have stopped providing funds due to the disputed election.

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