Somaliland: SONYO & Labor Ministry Launched a Commercial Venture for Youths in Sool Region


SONYO national boss and beneficiaries during the launch of the youth enterprise in Las Anod town

By: Osman A.M.

LAS ANOD (Somalilandsun) – The Somaliland National Youth Organization (SONYO), officials from the Ministry of Labor & regional leaders from Sool have provided a ten member youth group from Las Anod with a collective commercial enterprise.

. Sool region become the first administrative unit of the country to clinch the investment opportunity in securing ‘Sool electronic & cosmetics enterprise’ in a program intended to be rolled out to other regions soon that had been preceded by propose & race for a formidable joint business venture by different youth groups in the country.

In line with its mandate of reducing rampant unemployment facing the youth SONYO spearheaded an expanded delegation led by its chairman Mr. Mubarak Ismail Taani to avail an electronic & cosmetic business enterprise to youths in Lasanod town on Sunday 23rd March.

Among the dignitaries during the launch of the collective commercial venture was the Mayor of Lasanod town Mr. Abdikadir Jama Salah, The head of the national youth umbrella body of SONYO Mr. Mubarak Ismail,a Mr. Abdiqani Mohamud Jirde a member of the youth body representing the organization in its Sool chapter as well as other forces within its regional leadership.

The organization’s head Mr. Taani appreciated the role played by IOM, USAID & the Ministry of Labor & Social Services that saw their collaborative efforts conclude the investment plan.

Mr. Mubarak challenged the successful youth groups to make good use of their business plan through constant & collective spirit of brotherhood, strengthening the venture through consultations culminating to creating jobs opportunities to other youths so that the intention of SONYO in rolling out such investment plans is realized as it embarks to decentralize the plan to other regions of the nation.

The Mayor of Lasanod town Mr. Salah who was the Government official to launch the enterprise reminded the youths that he is a product of SONYO’s making and has today been trusted to serve the nation in his current portfolio. Mr. Salah also urged the resident of Lasanod to support the program by closely working with the entrepreneurs.

Deputy Governor for Sool region has appreciated the key role played by the umbrella body in curtailing youth unemployment & immigration issues which he termed them as ‘national disasters’ facing the country today.

Majority of the speakers at the event promised to extend their support for similar projects in furtherance of reducing persistent poverty among the less fortune in the society.