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Published On: Tue, Aug 19th, 2014

Somaliland:Proposed Wind Power set to Upgrade Borame Dilapidated Energy infrastructure-Energy Minister

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Mashruuca-dhagax-dhiga-dabayshaBy Goth Mohamed Goth

HE President Ahmed Mohamed Mahmoud Silanyo has initiated several development projects among them a wind farm in the town of Borame which part of the Ministry of Energy and Minerals mission aimed at developing the nation dilapidated energy infrastructure, with the support of USAID and Somaliland Business Fund.

President Silanyo speaking during at the venue said, “The people of Borame and Awdal region stand to benefit from such cheap and environmental friendly energy, Somaliland government has realized that the potential for renewable sources of energy should be exploited to help revitalize the region’s power supply and provide a cost-effective alternative.

The Minister of Energy and Minerals Hon Hussein Abdi Dualeh speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony said, “Since this government came to power we have put in place policies which will improve the managing energy production and distribution, with a focus on piloting alternative and cheap energy solutions to citizens, including wind farms in four major cities.

Hon Hussein Abdi Dualeh added, “Currently we have already introduced 8 similar projects across the country, all which will be based on alternative energy solutions such as wind power for increased and improved clean and cheap energy supply for sustainable economic development such as these wind turbine which will provide 150KW to the grid.

Also present at the ground breaking ceremony were regional Governor of Awadal region Mr. Abdoo Ahmed Aayer, Mayor of Borame, representatives of Somaliland Business Fund and

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