“These speed boats were purchased by the government in an effort to secure our sea. Soon we shall purchase more. We intend to give priority to developing the fishing, livestock and agriculture sectors this year. 30% of government income will be spent on these ministries,” added Mr Geljire.
Regional officials from Sahil, led by the Deputy Governor of Sahil, Khadar Ali Elmi, and other staff members also attended the ceremony. Local fishermen in Somaliland welcomed the news and the government’s effort to ensure security,
“We appreciate and welcome these efforts, we also encourage our government to keep it up and hope to get more speed boats soon,” said Abdi Ali, local fishermen in Berbera.
Meanwhile Somaliland’s officials from the Ministry of Fishing also announced that they are seeking new markets for Somaliland fish produce. The Minister for Fishing informed local officials and fishermen in Berbera.
“As you know, I went to China to establish positive trade ties and new markets for our fish products. I was there one month and I was working to get a market for our produce,” said the minister.
Piracy is now an issue of great concern for all Somalia administrations and governments including the International community. Somaliland finally joins in the fray to stem this dangerous and costly enterprise.
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