By Goth Mohamed Goth

The Minister of Water Resources and the Managing Director of Hargeisa water supply agency held a joint press conference after meeting with representatives of UAE Khaliifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation who are currently in the country visiting and inspecting the various projects funded by the foundation.

The visiting representatives of UAE Khaliifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation have pledged to provide the funds for the second phase of the project which will be in form the construction of booster stations and water storage and the extra pipelines required

“On successful completion of phase II of this alternative water supply where pipelines, booster stations and water storage will be constructed, the city of Hargeisa will see an additional 6,000 cum (at least) of water to the Hargeisa City Water Supply system,” the Mr. Ibrahim Siyad Yunis MD of Hargeisa water agency Stated.

The Water resources minister Hon Hussein Mohamed Abdille dispelled  recent speculations which alleging  that the pipeline will be diverted to the western fringes of the city instead of the eastern parts which are currently not in the supply grid and likely to face water scarcity due to lack of proper water infrastructure in place, he termed the allegation absurd .

This additional water will be targeted at the areas of Hargeisa currently not receiving water. Further the additional water will see an increase of household connections and a sharp reduction in water trucking to the capital through un-hygienic water tankers pumping water from contaminated shallow riverbed aquifers.

UAE Khaliifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation had previously through the Afro Arabian Gulf Drilling and Construction Company  have completed and handed over 10 boreholes drilled and equipped in the Humbowaayne Basin approximately 30 km NE of Hargeisa City.


  1. This is good news. However, It would be much accredited beneficiary project worthwhile
    in the good history of the UAE Khalifa Bin Zayed AL Nahyan foundation to commit more
    aid funds to complement a big water project for the Somaliland Capital Hargeisa and other
    Regional Province in similar fashion like the Kuwaitis big projects of the Somaliland Aviation
    airports. The Kuwaitis spent millions for worthwhile high quality of internationally top standards
    in accordance with the ICAO. I urge the Gosl to work hard with the AL Nahyan foundation and the
    Abu Dhabi emirate to take funding the big SL water projects? Could that be possible?