June 24, 2012 ·11 Comments
Dahabshiil lays down the foundation for $47,000 conference hall in Amoud University, Borama
BORAMA — Dahabshiil Group on Friday pledged funds to combat the food crisis in drought-affected western parts of the country where hundreds of thousands of people are at the risk of starvation.
Abdirahman Ali Abdi, Dahabshiil General Manager (remittance and exchange department), visited the towns of Borama and Tog-Wajale in the regions of Awdal and Gabiley respectively, and assured locals their support.
In Borama he announced three separate donations worth more than $58,000 to help the drought-stricken communities in Awdal and Salal.
He said the donation includes $10,000 to kick-start a drought relief campaign for the severely drought-affected population at risk of food insecurity in the regions. While he allocated over $47,000 for a conference hall that can accommodate thousands of students for Amoud University (AU). He laid the foundations for the hall which was one of the requests made by professor Saleban Ahmed Guled, the president of AU.
Furthermore he promised $1,000 for Borama Regional Hospital’s feeding programme. The director-general of the hospital Dr. Ismail Haji Mohamud accepted the cheque on behave of the institution and thanked them for their generous donation.
The Dahabshiil delegation visited various Dahabshiil branches in Borama and the regional SomTel, a subsidiary telecommunication company, headquarters.
While visiting the border town of Tog-Wajale, Mr. Abdi donated a cheque worth $30,000 for a $100, 000 road project currently under construction. Once completed the road will connect the township of Gabiley and the busy Tog-Wajale near the Ethiopian border.
During his visit to the region Mr. Abdi was accompanied by Mr. Hassan Mohamed Jama, the head of Dahabshiil’s Communications and Public Affairs Division.
The two were welcomed to the region by various community and regional leaders including the Wajale district governor Mr. Hashi Abdi Mohamud and his deputy Mr. Abdillahi Nur Ismail.
Community in the region applaud Dahabshiil for their generosity saying the initiative will provide a vital boost. They urged the international community to assist them and not to wait for another Recep Tayyip Erdogan to highlight their sufferings.
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