Somalilandsun: The US government has committed to supporting the reconstruction of Hargeisa’s main Market Waheen
This was divulged following deliberations between US and somaliland dipolmats in Nairobi where other issues of mutual interest were also on the discussion menu.
The discussions between the US envoy to Somalia Ambassador Larry Andre Jr and his Somaliland counterpar in Kenya Amb Mohamed Barawani occurred at the Somaliland mission in Nairobi following a courtesy call by the American diplomat.
This is the first official commitment towards support of the Waheen Market that was covered ly destroyed by a devastating fie in early April this year.
The Waheen Market destruction is said to have cist Hargeisa City 40% of its income base not to mention the loss of goods worth $2b and lost livelihoods to over 2000 SMEs and 5000 of their employees.
So fat millions of dollars have been availed the most vulnerable of the SMEs most of them women while other millions towards reconstruction have been pledge by numerous friendly governments , international organizations and locals.
The meeting was revealed via a tweet by Amb Barawani that Read:
US Ambassador Larry André Jr. paid a courtesy call on the Republic of #Somaliland mission in Kenya and was received by the Somaliland representative to Kenya.
During a brief meeting, both sides discussed Waaheen fire, among other issues of common interest. pic.twitter.com/djyuivKMYp
— Somaliland in Kenya (@SomalilandinKe) April 29, 2022