June 14, 2012 ·11 Comments
HARGEISA — Somaliland’s leading telecommunication provider, Telesom, has presented a check worth $20,000 to the country’s road authority on Wednesday in the capital.
During a heartwarming ceremony held in Maansor Hotel, Telesom’s regional director, Abdisalam Ismail Nur, said the funds will go towards expansion works on an important motorway. He pointed that work was underway on a passage that will reduce the distance between Somaliland and its neighbor Djibouti.
He emphasized that it was a privilege for Telesom to contribute to such project that will benefit the community socially and economically.
Engineer Abdirashid Mohamud Muse welcomed the donation and highlighted that companies like Telesom have responsibility to take an active role in supporting the community.
Engineer Saeed Warsame, member of the road authority, said the road will not only bring Djibouti closer, it will also enable traffic to run both ways without any disruption. He briefly described the upgrade works they have so far undertook. He said so far 120-km of the road were in good condition. “Traffic can no travel both-ways between Hargeisa and Amoud,” he said.
The check was presented to Haji Abdulqadir who expressed hi genuine appreciation and said the donation will truly have a profound impact on the community at large.
The proposed three-lane passage, dubbed Dawga Aad, will run some 300-km from Hargeisa to the port city of Djibouti. The committee currently managing its construction and expansion says upon completion some 600 trucks will use the motorway every month traveling between the two nations. The project will widen the road from one to three lanes.
Telesom has donated checks worth a sum total of over $50,000 to road projects this year so far. In March, the company donated $25,000 to the Wajale road connecting the country to Ethiopia. They also donated thousands to streets and roads in major cities.
Roads have became the single biggest killers in Somaliland in recent years claiming hundreds every year. They have not been rehabilitated since the fall of Somalia’s last central government in 1991.
Telesom is the leading telecommunication provider in Somaliland with services such as mobile banking, GSM, internet and online news. It employes about 300-400 people country wide.
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