By Goth Mohamed Goth
H.E President Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo Mahmoud Silanyo and his delegation today embarked on a tour of Burao and Saraar regions to inspect ongoing oil exploration works.
The President visited the site whereby he saw heavy duty vehicles and seismic vibrators deployed to explore for oil in Ainabo,, in Saraar region.
“The oil companies are committed to and implemented an extensive exploration work program and today the work for acquiring seismic data began in earnest oil exploration”, he said.
President Silanyo lauded the Ministry of Energy and Minerals for its efforts in implementing an extensive exploration work program and he also thanked the local community for supporting and working closely with Ministry of Energy and expatriates while executing their operation.
He further added , “The Government has taken bold steps to protect and take full ownership to ensure the success of the exploration effort and we shall work with our partners and shall continue engaging with the communities.
Hon Shukri Bandare speaking at the event said, “I urge our Somaliland citizens to support this Ministry and the government in its efforts to develop our natural resources that God endowed us with for the common good. We urge our citizens to be patient in realizing our dream as a nation to become a country that benefits economically from its natural resources and not one that keeps it in the ground while we starve on top of it or squanders it when it gets exploited”