Kenyans tipped of business opportunities in Somali-land
SEE ALSO :Somaliland president to visit GuineaHe said the government of Somaliland is interested in trade and investments, financial integration, free movement of goods, services and people, education and student mobility, small micro enterprises tourism and hospitality. Other areas he said the country was interested in partnering is digital economy and connectivity, blue economy, innovation, science and technology. “Our diplomatic and trade missions are tasked with identifying, facilitating and supporting new and prospective business and investment opportunities by providing critical information, timely and efficient consular services and linkages with Somaliland. “The increasing interest in investment prospects in various sectors in Somaliland and the upturn in fortunes such as tripartite investment in expanding and modernising the Berbera port and Berbera corridor, the multi-million dollar project investments such as the Coca Cola plant, fibre optic cable and the large exploration works by international oil and gas companies is clear indication that Somaliland is becoming attractive to foreign investors,” The minister said Somaliland diplomatic missions like the liaison office in Nairobi have been upgraded to provide the nexus of business, public policy and public opinion and avail strategic guidance to business in Kenya. The one day Somaliland Investment Forum was organised to showcase the investment opportunities available in Somaliland to Kenyan investors. Top Somaliland government officials, businessmen and Kenyan businessmen attended the forum. James Mureu, the KNCCO vice chair said in order to realise the dream for Pan Africanists, there should be free trade on Africa. "Our fathers who fought for our freedom had a vision which was to see us trade and work together. If we are going to achieve that dream we must walk in the direction to have the continental free trade agreement operational," said Mureu. Somaliland representative to Kenya Omar Bashe said Kenya must tap into the opportunities available from Somaliland. He said it is unfortunate there are no direct flights from the national carrier Kenya Airways to Somaliland capital Hargeisa adding that there is so much Kenya can export to Somaliland but that remains untapped.
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