Somaliland: Ministry of Energy and Minerals concludes the third phase of Oil exploration activities in Sahil Region
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By Goth Mohamed Goth

The Ministry of energy and minerals has official completed the third phase of the oil exploration exercise in sahil region.

MoEm and Ras al Khaimah Gas Company LLC (RAKGAS) jointly conduct the exercise in Sahil region.

Mr. Abdurrahman Abdeeq muhumed, the director general in the ministry of energy and mineral resources accompanied by other top officials in the ministry toured Naqdhibiijo,Ceeldaanyeer,Biyolay Burco Kibir, and xidxid districts where exploration work has being going on for the past month.

The director of oil department at the ministry energy and mineral resources Mr. Ahmed Iidaan Adam-adde said that the oil exploration exercises undertaking which takes time and after the completion of ground which we used seismic vehicles which are used in sending seismic waves into the ground and aerial exploration. After that we began the third phase that consists of soil sampling the results of which will be used to compile final reports on the findings of the exploration activities.

The director general said, “Ministry of energy and mineral resources is playing her role to make sure all goes well as it is mandated by the President of the Republic of Somaliland to oversee this oil exploration exercise become a success. Secondly I would like to thank the local populace for their cooperation which has being vital for the work we have being doing in the area.

“The extraction of oil will bring many benefits to country and much needed job creation, moves towards middle-income status, and delivers to the large majority of citizen’s significant economic, health and social benefits now and in the future”, He added.

Mr. Sacad Essa , local administrator said , “I would like to use this opportunity to continue urge fellow Somaliland citizens to support this Ministry of energy and minerals and the government in its efforts to develop our natural resources that God endowed us with for the common good. No problems occurred during the duration of the work.

The Sahil police boss said,” We urge our citizens to be patient in realizing our dream as a nation to become a country that benefits economically from its natural resources.

Local elders said that they shall continue supporting the ministry of energy and minerals resources in its efforts.

Author: Warsame Digital Media WDM

About the blogger: This blog is associated with the former Chief of Staff in Puntland State Presidency, 1998-2005. He also worked with the UN and World Bank Joint Secretariat for Somalia’s Re-construction and Development Program (RDP), 2005-2006, as a Zonal Technical Coordinator for Puntland and later as National Aid Technical Coordinator with the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and European Union. He is now an independent political analyst and commentator on current issues and occasionally gives historical perspective on modern Somalia’s politics. He lives and works in Toronto, Canada. He can be reached at:


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