Somaliland: Four Regional Government Officials Arrested for Corruption

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Somaliland Deputy Auditor General Saad Abdullahi Rirash

Somalilandsun: Two government officials each from the ministry of finance in Toghdeer region and Ministry of environment in Sahil are in custody on corruption charges

This was revealed by the Somaliland Auditor General’s office first in Burao town where two officials from the Ministry of Finance in the Togdheer region have been arrested on corruption charges.

According to the Somaliland Deputy Auditor General Saad Abdullahi Rirash investigation into the saga in Burao has been completed and the two officials who were operating at the Togdheer Regional Customs and Excise Department have been arraigned in court where it is hoped justice would be served

He also revealed that corruption investigations with the Toghdeer regional offices of the ministries of Finance, Education and Health as well the Local Government, Department of Water and Burao General Hospital, has been instituted and if any malfeasance from any officials within the target agencies shall face the wrath of law

In the port city of Berbera The Somaliland National Audit Office has arrested two officials from the Ministry of Environment in the Sahil region.

The two members are the former regional coordinator of the ministry of environment and the ministry’s and the accountant in Sahil region.

This was confirmed by the Deputy Auditor General of Somaliland Sa’ad Rirash, who spoke to the media in Berbera.

He said that during a recent search of government offices in the Sahil region, the two officials from the Ministry of Environment were arrested last night.

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