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Governor Yariisow banned animals in the capital Mogadishu

Storyline:National News

Mogadishu – Banadir regional governor and the mayor of Mogadishu Mr Abdirahman Osman Yariisow have been banned animals in the capital city.

In a press release, the Mayor of Mogadishu said: “the livestock in Mogadishu have ruined the beauty of the city and that he will give the livestock owners in Mogadishu two-weeks to stop their animals travelling around the city.”

The mayor announced that at the end of the two weeks the owners of any livestock in the city will be charged.

Some of the livestock keepers moved to Mogadishu with their domestic animals making sheds in the city and the camels graze in the southern parts of the capital and these are not the ones waiting to be slaughtered and sold their meat in the market.

Somalia is a global leader in the export of goats and sheep, and livestock trade generates about 40% of the country’s gross domestic product.

Yet almost every other year, recurring droughts and water scarcity take a toll on local pastoralists’ ability to keep their animals alive and healthy.

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