February 12, 2012 ·1 Comments
To say that Somalia gets a bad press is an understatement, and yet those who know the region well are aware that considerable commercial activity is taking place. Whilst no one should underestimate the challenges of doing business in the region HABA recognizes the significant role that stimulating entrepreneurial and business activity can play in providing employment, economic security and hope. It is therefore regrettable, but hardly surprising that the forthcoming London Conference on Somalia (http://www.fco.gov.uk/en/news/somalia-conference/) has omitted business and investment from its agenda. The security and aid fixation of the FCO, DFID etc is causing a myopia with regards to Somalia and the Horn of Africa in general that HABA fears will ensure that few tangible benefits result from this conference. An opportunity sadly missed.
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Press Release issued 12th February 2012