By Abdirisak Itaqile
Hargeisa, (Somaliland Monitor) -The pioneer of Somaliland’s first fiber-optic network infrastructure, Somcable and it’s only authorized retail agent in Somaliland, SO! Sogasho (Powered by Somcable) on Thursday donated US$200 000 to compliment the drought relief effort in Somaliland.
The company made the announcement during an emergency meeting for prominent business moguls to apprise them of the drought situation in Somaliland and to discuss ways to rush aid to affected areas.
The company availed the same amount last year towards the national drought relief programme under the National Drought Committee.
During the emergency meeting, participating business moguls contributed generously to the drought effort as below:
Somcable US$200 000
Dahabshiil Group US$200 000
Oomaar Trading Group US$200 000
Telesom US$ 150 000
Berbera oil group US$ 150 000
Al Harbi Trading US$ 80 000
Bahsane Trading $50 000
Assorted personalities at venue US$ 5000
Grand Total US$ 1,035, 000
The Business community donations closely follow another million Dollars the government credited to the National Drought Committee on Wednesday.
Speaking at the emergency meeting, Minister of Presidency, Mohaamoud Hashi Abdi said the support extended reflects good sense of responsible corporate citizenship and sets example for the business sector to compliment efforts of the Society to curb the impacts of the drought in Somaliland.
Emphatically, Somcable and it’s only authorized retail agent in Somaliland, SO! Sogasho have a culture of social responsibility, which was ingrained by the company’s founder, Mr. Mohamed Said Guedi. Today, the two companies remain the leading and the best companies that create the most overall social and environmental impact in Somaliland.