Somaliland: Parliament to Investigate Suspect Corruption in Failed Hargeisa Water Expansion Project


Somalilandsun – Despite being availed millions of dollars the Hargeisa Water Expansion Project has failed miserably.
Accordingly citizens of the Somaliland capital city Hargeisa continue to suffer from scarcity of safe, clean and sufficient water.
This is per chairman of the Social services parliamentary committee MP Abdirahman Osman Alin ‘Abdirahman Dheere’ during a briefing with Somnews TV in Hargeisa.
“We at the legislature shall not rest until we unearth reasons behind failure of the multi-million dollar project” said MP Abdirahman Dheere
The MP was reacting to recent queries raised over the Water Expansion Project not coming to fruition though multiple donors have chipped in $157m.
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Somaliland member of Parliament Abdirahman Dheere

Among donors to the project include German development bank (KFW), EU, World Bank, DFID, GIZ, UN Habitat, embassies of the Germany and Netherlands.
While pledging expedited action The legislator said that current and past officials charged with implementing the project shall be summoned to answer various questions related to failure and whereabouts of the large amount of monies.
“Whoever is found to be responsible for corrupt acts shall not be spared the full wrath of law Committed MP Abdirahman Dheere.
In a nutshell what the legislature is now pursuing is first revival of the Water Expansion Project and prosecution of any present or past official deemed to have dipped his/her hands into the till


  1. Well all this and more will come out soon. The funds were spent on five to six ministers meandering the golf and Africa states for no good reasons. Mr legislator work on the government to have a central bank and commercial banks. You use cash in paying and what do u expect. Accountability and responsibility is no where close in Somaliland. Discipline, value and ethic need to be built within the civil servants. Work on Proper system to control procurements in the government.

    It is the habit of African leaders to pinpoint the previous administration failures but to build a good administrative and proper managed never happens.

    Anyway some improvements can be sensed in this adminstration. But how long will it last is the issue. Keep up Bihi