Dahabshiil group of companies on Thursday donated 80,000 dollars to the drought affected areas, reported local media outlets. The handing over ceremony of the relief donation was held at the Somaliland Chamber of Commerce offices.
The monetary donation was relayed to the committee appointed by the president to oversee the coordination of drought relief operations.
The CEO of Dahabshiil Abdirashid Farah Ahmed said of the amount 30,000 dollars was donated by Dahabshiil employees in Hargeisa and the rest was from the company.
Sheikh Hassan Abdisalam, a representative of committee who was present at the ceremony expressed his gratitude to Dahabshiil. He also appealed to the other communities to contribute to the drought relief.
So far, nearly 300,000 dollars has been collected by the committee since it was formally enacted.