By M.A.Egge

The local government of the capital Hargeisa has burned the seized expired foodstuff commodities that were mainly imported rice that they had earlier in the week pledged to dispose them publicly.

The 90 tonnes of rice was reportedly seized and entered the country through the Djibouti border three weeks ago aboard four trucks.

The Mayor of Hargeisa, Cllr. Abdikarim Ahmed Mooge, the deputy mayor Cllr. Khadar-Nur Ahmed Omar, and the local government executive secretary Syed Nur Jama, senior police officers and other officials were present at the location where the commodities was burned.

Officials of the local government of Hargeisa said that the rice was a threat to the health of the community.

On the other hand, the officials of the local government said that the expired rice was seized and held for several weeks and had legal court orders to destroy it.

The rice entered the country through the border of Somaliland with Djibouti loaded on four trucks.