Somalia: WFP to assist Puntland in expanding Bossasso Port 11 Mar 11, 2010 - 3:01:59 AM
The government of Somalia’s Puntland state has signed agreement with the United Nations World Food Programme to expand the capacity of the port in commercial city of Bossasso.
In a meeting held in Garowe Presidentail Palace and attended by officials from both sides, parties inked mutual aid accord where the world food agency would provide assistance in the expansion of Bossasso port.
“One of the items in the agreement we signed with WFP include the expansion of Bossasso port so that big vessels can dock without any problem,” Information Minister Abdihakin Ahmed Guled told reporters after the meeting.
He said the meeting was part of lengthy discussion that was going between WFP representatives and the government of Puntland, adding that his government has given the food agency a green light to establish ware houses in Bossasso.
The meeting was attended by Puntland ministers including Internal Affairs Abdullahi Ahmed Jamaa (Ilko Jiir), State minister for planning and International relations Abdulqadir Abdi Hashi, Finance Minister Farah Ali Shire, Land Minister Abdqani Yussuf Adde, Minister for ports Said Mohamed Rage, and his assistant Eng. Mohammed Isse La’ale and Information Minister Abdihakin Ahmed Guled.
The officials from the WFP include Somalia’s representative Salman Omar, Math’ude and Brenda Carter of Logistic department.
The Information minister also announced that the two parties have agreed to settle all disagreement emerged between them through consensus.