HARGEISA(Somalilandpress )-Somaliland Minister of Resettlement and Rehabilitation Hon Abdirizaq Ali Osman briefed the House of Parliament about the workings of his ministry in a session chaired by the first Deputy speakers Sheikh Ahmed Nuh Foore. The Minister of Resettlement Hon. Abdirizaq Ali Osman said his Ministry plays an important part in the development of the country.
Hon. Abdirizaq Said the Ministry of Resettlement is made up of four departments:
1) Administration
2) Refugee
3) Asylum
4) Resettlement.
The Minister revealed that the Ministry is currently funding five ongoing projects:
1) Agricultural Development
2) Water Project eg boreholes
3) Resettlement of returning refugees
4) Re-live stocking nomad communities affected by drought
5) Capacity building.
The Ministry of Resettlement is also facilitating their repartition of refugee who are currently living Somaliland to their countries e.g Ethiopia with more than 763 refugees expected to return to their country soon, he also added that is Ministry is working with other international organization so as to find ways to repatriate Somaliland citizens currently stranded in Libya and Tunisia return home.

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012