August 14, 2012 ·10 Comments
HARGEISA — People in Somaliland are set to benefit from the latest initiative by Africa’s leading money transfer, Dahabshiil, after it extended trading hours.
Customers have been given a festive license to send, receive and spend day and night in the run-up to Eid festival, which marks the end of Islam’s holiest month, Ramadan.
The company said the extended trading hours were convenient for both their clients and themselves as Dahabshiil branches were overwhelmed with increased customers and long queues.
The public has welcomed Dahabshiil’s decision saying many of them were yet to finish their Eid shopping and were waiting for money from relatives abroad.
Abdi Farah Ahmed, the deputy manager of Dahabshiil, said due to increase in money transfer and clients, they decided to increase trading hours this year by a week from last year’s extended Ramadan hours. He said trading activities were heating up across the Hargeisa-based company in all regions of Somaliland.
“There is a huge trading bonanza going on and an increase in consumer demand in receiving money. There is a lot of money to be processed. This has sparked us to extend our operating hours from last year’s 25th of Ramadan to this year’s on the 20th day of Ramadan,” he said.
Mr. Ahmed added the initiative will come into action in all states and regions of the country across all branches and sub divisions. He further emphasised that this year even public holidays such as Fridays their doors will remain open until Eid day.
Dahabshiil will operate round the clock as it caters for its clients. It said people should not be worried about security as it has already deployed security guards across their branches.
Overall, Somaliland markets are very alive and busy with millions preparing themselves for the celebrations of Eid-Ul-Fitr.
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By Hassan Ali