HARGEISA: SONSAF holds a forum on Exploiting Somaliland Natural Resources for Economic Growth


Hargeisa,(HargeisaPress) —The Somaliland Minister of Energy and Mineral resources  Hussein Abdi Ducale  alongside other government officials  have on Wednesday opened a forum  that  has given high attention to the economic growth and  ways  to exploit the  country’s natural resources .

The agricultural sector which is the main stay of the economy is rain fed. This clearly indicates how the economy is heavily dependent on nature and how the current level of the country socioeconomic growth connected with the extraction of resources.

At the opening ceremony the Minister of Energy and Mineral resources said that minerals are the bases for almost every human activity, in one form or another, directly or indirectly in industry, agriculture and at the house hold level. In the widest context, industrial development depends on the availability of mineral resources. The Minister further  says that  these licensed companies have carried out intensive exploration and are  expected to discover economically rich mineral deposits in different parts of the country, thus  urged  the community members to  welcome  this step an  embrace  these efforts.

Other keynote speakers at the  forum have on their part reiterated the significance  of  collectively working  on the development of the country  be  it is energy and  other natural.