Hargeisa (Somalilandpress) – Delegation consisting of members from World Bank, United Nations, European Commission, African Development Bank and 12 International reporters today toured several parts of Hargeisa.  Some of the areas that the delegation toured today were Hargeisa’s Main Water Well, University of Hargeisa and Telesom Company.  It was two weeks ago when Minister of Water and Mineral Resources Engineer Hussein Duale toured Hargeisa’s Main Water Resources and spoke about the urgent need to rehabilitate the facility.

At the city’s main water well the delegates were welcomed by   Eng. Ali Abdi (British) who manages the facility. Engineer Ali informed the delegates how his department is working to make sure that enough water reaches the capital city.  The delegates were given tour of the site and were told that the water pipes to the city are old and need an urgent rehabilitation.  Read “Minister of Water and Mineral Resources Tours Hargeisa’s main water well”.

After visiting the city’s main water well and storage the delegates visited Telesom Company’s main headquarter where they met with the employees including the managing director.   Telesom management spoke about their company and the services that they do such as ZAAD service and mobile remittance which the company introduced recently.  Few members from the delegates were surprise to and wanted to know how mobile banking system was implemented in a third world country.

The delegation concluded their tour by stopping at University Of Hargeisa campus where they were given a tour by the university’s Dean Dr. Bulhan.  Dr. Bulhan informed the visiting delegates about the university’s history, number of faculties and student.


Reported by Isahaq Hashi and Abdiqani Baynah
SomalilandPress| Oct 12, 2010