By Goth Mohamed Goth
The Minister of Energy and Minerals Hon Hussein Abdi Dualeh arrived in the country today after a weeklong in Cape Town, South Africa where he had been attending the 20th African Mining Indaba conference.
Speaking moments after his arrival during a press briefing at the Egal International Airport Hon Hussein Abdi Dualeh said, 20th African Mining Indaba conference was a success for Somaliland people as a whole this being the first time the country attended a major energy forum with more than 9000 delegates in attendance drawn mainly from African mining industry executives, as well as professionals and representatives from resource-rich countries, to network and secure deals to develop African mining at the forum.
“My presentation at Indaba was directed at attracting investors, financiers and international mining exploration companies in Africa and worldwide and the ministerial provide industry stakeholders with insight about the great opportunities that exist in Somaliland,” stated Dualeh.
“The indaba conference provided Somaliland with a podium to present its mining potential of the country and attract potential investors to come and invest in the country,” Somaliland Energy and Minerals Minister Hussein Abdi Dualeh.
Hon Hussein Abdi Dualeh also said he had the opportunity to meet with top decision makers in the continent among them the current AU chairman H.E. Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma of whom he had discussed the possibilities of Somaliland being awarded observer status at the African organization and also the South African Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu in August, who had invited him to attend last year, when both Ministers attended the Africa Down Under conference in Perth, Australia.
The Energy and Miniral Minister also showed members of the media fraternity a book published and issued by the organizes of the 20th African Mining Indaba conference which details the mineral potential of Somaliland and which he promised to showcase it to the public soon.