By Goth Mohamed Goth
TELESOM is one of the leading telecommunication companies in Somaliland known for its innovative methods such as the introduction of mobile money banking services (Zaad) but also for its never relenting generosity especially when it comes to contribute towards development projects in the country.
In a brief ceremony held at UoH yesterday Mr. Mohemed Abdi “Darbo”who is the deputy head TELESOM Marketing and Public relations department handed the keys to a state of the art 10 Meter by 10 Meter conference hall to Prof Abdi Hussein Gaas ,the chancellor of Hargeisa University, the new building will be jointly used to by UoH and TELESOM.
Prof Abdi Hussein Gaas ,the chancellor of Hargeisa University speaking during the function said , “As you’re well aware of , we are now accommodating more students than ever before and I hope these new 10 M by 10 M will help ease congestion at institution and I would like to express our gratitude to TELESOM for continuing to support higher learning in this country , we hope they shall continue the good work.
TELESOM is known for its endowment towards University of Hargeisa in recent years, as the telecommunication company added to the university two additional lecture halls. Prof Gaas wrapped up his address by saying Telesom’s strong relationship with the management of University of Hargeisa has been beneficial to the students and future of education in Somaliland in general.
The director general of Higher learning Mr Abiib Ahmed Ali said “We call upon local companies operating in the country to emulate Telesom generosity; we call upon other companies lend their support by way of moral, material or any worthwhile act.
“The efforts of Telesom or other companies that are driven towards alleviating poverty, boosting infrastructure, beatification, educational, health or other social development are of course noted”, the DG stated.
Mr. Mohamed Abdi “Darbo” the deputy Head of TELESOM marketing and public relation said, “TELESOM is a public ownedcompany which offers shares to local and is also one of the biggest employers in the country , he went on to say the new conference hall shall be jointly used by UoH and TELESOM marketing department.
The deputy Head of TELESOM marketing and public relation has in the past funded many of the leading high learning institutions in the country as well as sponsoring many underprivileged students education which is part of fulfilling its cooperate responsibility.
TELESOM had previously through its donations funded the construction of another conference hall and an internet facility equipped with CISCO Access rooter which is capable of delivering a fast, reliable, and secure Internet and network access through various high-speed WAN access technologies to Hargeisa University.