Working Together is Vital to Overcome the Challenges of Berbera Corridor –Head of Somali Regional President.

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Working Together is Vital to Overcome the Challenges of Berbera Corridor –Head of Somali Regional President.

 By Mekdelawit Seyoum

 

Somali Regional State president Mustafe Muhammad said that there is a need to work together to overcome the economic, social and security challenges of the Berbera Corridor.

Stakeholder discussions focused on the common benefits and challenges posed by the migration of people living in the Berbera Corridor are underway. It is stated that the discussion will help to create an economic community by ensuring the benefits of the society in connection with the development of the Berbera Corridor.

At the forum, the Somali Regional State president Mustafe Muhammed said, “Berbera Corridor is serving as a gateway for business and investment by facilitating the movement of skilled manpower and job opportunities.”

He pointed out that the corridor will enhance people-to-people connections and increase economic benefits to a higher level, but it will also create opportunities for illegal migration, commercial crime, security and other social problems.

He expressed the need to work in cooperation and coordination to overcome these and other estimated economic, social and security challenges.

At the House of people Representatives, Government Whip Minister Tesfaye Beljige, pointed out that the development activities carried out on the Berbera Corridor will play a significant role in facilitating the circulation of trade, services and capital in Africa.

He also emphasized that the role of implementing the African Union Agenda 2063 plans by increasing trade and investment activities in the region is important. 

Scholars and city mayors, including senior officials from Somaliland, are participating in the discussion forum organized by Jigjiga University.


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