HARGEISA(somalilandpress): A high level delegation from the African
Development Bank group headed by Dr. Abdirahman Beile and a nine
members delegation are in Somaliland to establish working relationship
with the government of Somaliland for the first time since 1991. The
delegation was received upon their arrival by the Minister of Energy,
Mineral and Water Resources Hon. Hussein Abdi Duale and the Minister
of Agriculture Mohammud Farah Elmi.

Speaking to the press in the VIP lounge at the Egal International
Airport Dr. Abdirahman Beile said that his team were in the country to
lay the ground work for future cooperation between the bank and
Somaliland. He added that after great consideration the bank has opted
to work with Somaliland on issues related development such as water,
agriculture and capacity building.

Dr. Beile said that the bank will hold a series of meetings and
consultation with the government so as to figure out how to procede in
future engagements he added that since somaliland is recognized
internationally it enjoys relatively peace compared to the rest
Somalia in this regard however Somaliland has a far better track
record of political stability and peaceful democrazy were development
can thrive .

African Development Bank manages a large portfolio of operations in
different sectors and countries in Africa and it ensures that its
operations yield results on the ground. The effective implementation
of these operations depend supervision but also on the capability of
those of manage them.

Therefore, to enhance development effectiveness and knowledge sharing
in African, the African Development Bank has recently approved a
capacity development strategy under when the African Development
Institute (ADI) is the focal point in addition, to better respond to
the country’s needs in capacity, the strategy provides the African
Development Bank Group with a platform to strengthen it international
capacities, particularly those related to the implementation of its
operations.

To achieve these objectives, the institute works in close
collaboration with all departments and develops active partnerships
with other institutions.
Somaliland Minister of Energy and Water Resources hailed the decision
by African Development Bank to engage with Somaliland as a move to
enhance effective development in somaliland .