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Somali prime minister Lays Foundation Stone of ICT Centre in Garowe

Storyline:National News

Somali prime minister Sunday laid the foundation stone the centre of information and communication technology (ICT) in Garowe Town.

Speaking at a ceremony attended by Puntland president Abdiweli Ali Gaas, ministers for Post and Telecommunication and Information Guled Hussein Qassim and Mohamud Hassan Socadde respectively, the prime minister said the centre will play very important role in Puntland’s telecommunication.

“This will help Puntland government and its people improve telecommunication through information and communication technology (ICT). The Aid donated by international should be shared equally among Somalia’s regions and this program is part of that” said Prime Minister Omar.

Puntland president, Abdiweli Ali Gaas said the system will contribute and improve the information sharing of Puntland’s different ministries as well as whole Puntland state.

“It will lead significant changes when it comes information sharing” said president Gaas.

This project is implemented by World Bank, according to the president of Puntland.

After the fall down of Somalia government in 1991 many telecommunication companies which all of them are privately owned appeared and these private companies immediately start their operations with very limited and insufficient infrastructure however various operators was established and suddenly begin to compete basic telecom services both local and international.

Most Somalis communicate via email and mobile phones.

In 2014 Somalia’s government has launched its first postal service in more than two decades.

It has also introduced postcodes nationwide for the first time in the country’s history.

The postal service fell into disuse when long-serving ruler Siad Barre’s regime collapsed in 1991.