“Somaliland has demonstrated its commitment to ensuring, peace, stability and development over the years and has been supported by its partners and close friends, specially the UK and the Danish Government’s. The SDF is a vote of confidence in Somaliland’s efforts to meet the Millennium Development Goals and create a strong and sustainable country. We thank the UK and Danish Government’s for their commitment and faith in our people and our systems.”President Silanyo
By MA Egge
Hargiesa (Somalilandsun) – The President H.E. Ahmed Mohammed Mohamud Silanyo has signed an agreement with both the UK and Danish governments on grants to SL under the auspices of the Somaliland Development Fund (SDF).
The ambassadors of both European countries based in Nairobi represented their nations.
“The fund was initially started with 52m dollars although the British injected 5 more”, said Hon. Dr Sa’ad Ali Shire at the occasion of the signing on Thursday the 25th Nov. 2014 at the State House.
“More friendly countries and donors are expected to support the fund which will be jointly managed by the two representatives of the donors, the DFID and DANIDA”, elaborated the planning minister.
He however added that “It is of course incumbent upon the National Development Committee to decide the deserving areas of projects to be funded by SDF”.
He said that the decisions by the state will naturally be guided by priorities especially in areas of agriculture, livestock, water, environmental and road development.
Read Govt of UK press statement