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By Goth Mohamed Goth
The Minister of Commerce and international Investment Dr. Abdullah Mohamed Omer speaking at the function said, “Today we gather here as the stakeholders to witness the first time to unveil a formulation for a national policy the production and trade in the aromatic gums of frankincense and myrrh which is an important economic activity for Somaliland.
The well attended function which was held on Friday evening at Hotel Mansoor brought together the various stakeholders from the Business community, Judiciary, farmers and representatives from the several ministries and governmental agencies to brainstorm and come up with ways to develop the Frankincense and Myrrh industry and the economic potential the cash crop can fetch on the international export market.
“We hope at the end of this forum we shall be able to come up with ways to develop the Frankincense and Myrrh industry for sustainable economic and for the international export market apart from the other commodities we export such livestock and hides.
Lastly the International Investment Minister Dr. Abdullah Mohamed Omer said, “The Somaliland government shall continue to promote the production of the cash crop and any investments towards the sector; he also thanked the World Bank for their contribution and their support towards the developing the industry and on behalf of the people of Somaliland I extend our profound gratitude to SOFRECO for availing to us their expertise in form of consultancy and technical assistance in technical knowhow on how to develop the sector not forgetting the Ministry of Rural development , all rhe Businessmen , those elders whose knowledge on the matter has proven to be so valuable,i say thank you.
Myrrh is extracted from the Commiphora myrrha tree that grows on the lower slopes. Frankincense comes from the Boswellia carteri tree that grows at higher altitudes. Both are used in herbal medicines, essential oils and perfume, not to mention its importance use in religious ceremonies.All religions often incorporate frankincense and myrrh into traditions