By: Yusuf M Hasan
HARGEISA (Somalilandsun) – Citizens have been availed an opportunity to query donor organizations.
The minister of planning and national coordination Dr Saad Ali Shire revealed this during a press briefing in his office in Hargeisa.
Dr Saad informed that his ministry has organized a two days event at Mansoor Hotel where over 100 international organizations and UN agencies that operate in the country will brief on their activities in the country. A number of Local NGO’s will also participate.
Once the donor organizations have briefed on their activities members of the public will be given an opportunity to field questions related to the briefings,” said the minister”
According to the minister of planning, though the 2 days briefing by Humanitarian and development Agencies both local and international is the first plans are afoot to make the activity an annual event.
Sad he, “I urge Somalilanders to full advantage of this opportunity thus get firsthand information on what these agencies do in the country”
While it is a fact that interventions by international donor agencies in partnership with local NGO’s have contributed greatly towards elevating the country from a reconstruction to a development stage most of their activities are shrouded in secrecy.
On the other hand, the forthcoming event will also bring to light which agencies actually achieve their objectives as opposed to the many that are known or suspected of being joyriders thus spend all funds commuting between Nairobi and Hargeisa.