By Goth Mohamed Goth
A high level delegation led by the Minister of Agricultural development Hon Ahmed Muumin Saed flanked by the Hon Mohamed Elmi Aden (Ilkcase) director General in the Ministry of Agricultural development and other top official, accompanied visiting Germany officials who are inspecting the various projects funded by the Germany development Bank (KFW).
The project which has being commissioned by the federal Government of the Germany Republic and the funded by the Germany development Bank (KFW).
The first phase of the Sustainable land management in Somaliland project (BIJI) officially kicked started in the district of Geed Abeer of Gabiley region.
The delegation consisting of the visiting Germany development Bank (KFW) representatives and top Somaliland ministry of agricultural development officials inspected ongoing projects.
Hon Ahmed Muumin Saed. Minister of Agricultural development speaking during the inspection tour said,” This project will enable them to plan and implement coordinated measures geared to the sustainable use of natural resources such as soil, water, biodiversity and the environment”
The Minster further stated.”The project will be active in the various forms such as the participatory land management, promoting sustainable agriculture (rainfed farming) and policy advising and developing skills, resources and capacity etc. thence, my, the director general and all ministerial staff determination in making this project a success.
Hon Ahmed Muumin Saed further added, “The Biji project will be divided dive into various sections, begin with saving the Togga Biji catchment area, seconded by Sustainable land management, soil erosion and thirdly how to come up with ways to conserve water lost during the raining seasons.
“Today, as we converge in Geed Abeer district, were committed to overcome this challenges not only in Geed Abeer, but in Taysa and Laftaboqor districts , hence this project will improve the skills, resources and capacity of relevant stakeholders, including state partner organizations, municipal administrations, civil society, agro pastoral farmers and others. This will enable them to plan and implement coordinated measures geared to the sustainable use of natural resources such as soil, water, biodiversity and the environment”
The Minster further stated, “I would to use this opportunity to once again thank the Federal government of Germany for availing their support to the people of Somaliland in conserving their God given precious natural resources and create an enormous environmental gain by preserving the quality of the soil and water sources.
Hon Mohamed Elmi Aden (Ilkcase) director General in the Ministry of Agricultural development, speaking on the occasion said, “The Project will enhance sustainability in future food production.
Ms. Katrina, who’s the project vocal point and representative of Germany development Bank (KFW) speaking at the venue said she was happy to see to the project finally getting wings and lifting off the ground and at the same time lauded the Somaliland Ministry of Agricultural development for their support.