By Goth Mohamed Goth
H.E the President of the Republic of Somaliland, Musa Bihi Abdi , Flanked by the Vice President H.E Abdurrahman Abdillahi Ismail (Saylici),on Thursday 22.03 .2018, chaired the weekly cabinet meeting held at the Presidency.
During the meeting ministers began the budget session on Thursday though it still must go through committee hearings and full readings in the House of Representatives before it goes into law.
Hon. Yusuf Mohamed Abdi, the Minister of Finance, presented the 2018 budget proposal in the cabinet meeting. The Finance minster in his presentation stressed that the 2018 budget was in line with National Development Plan II.
After lengthy debate, on the proposed reforms formulating to tackle some of the central problems of economy, and important spending in areas, the cabinet proceeded to approve the 2018 budget plan in their next meeting.
Lastly, the Head of State briefed the cabinet on his recent tour to the U.A.E. in which he stated will contribute to the development of political and trade-friendly relationships between the two countries.