Published On: Tue, Mar 27th, 2012

Somaliland Minister of Resettlement Briefs Parliament

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

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  • mohamed cheers

    This Ministry above all else should give special emphasis to deal with the hapless refugees
    of Oromos origin from Ethiopia and those from Somalia flooded the Somaliland capital Hargeisa and
    throughout the other Somaliland Provinces in collaboration with all the relevant Govt Ministries
    and UNHCR/NGOs. This Refugee epidemic should really be a great concern to the SLD Govt.
    Cheers.

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    the Country.

  • Omer Hussein Dualeh

    The minister should ask UNHCR and other NGOs to make camps for these refugees whether they are from Somalia or Ethiopia and clean them from our cities. If we don't do that it will change the demography of the nation for good. Just imagine the child who born in Hargeisa some 20 years ago, who speaks the language fluently, and adopted the culture of this nation. Who is going to tell him tomorrow, that you are Oromo or Somali?. We need to think seriously about these refugees.

    In the new world order, there are things that you will be accountable tomorrow if you don't do remedial action before it's too late. Somaliland should be for Somalilanders who born and brought up since 1960 and not those who came for interest and reside it.

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