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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Somaliland dispatches units of the army to guard Sheikh Berbera road

The local papers have reported that Somaliland dispatched units of the army to guard Sheikh Berbera road.
The road that links Berbera to Burao ( Web image )



(Medeshi)- The local papers have reported that Somaliland dispatched units of the army to guard Sheikh Berbera road. This is a strategic road and is the  only asphalted road that links the capital to the eastern regions of Somaliland .
The decision of dispatching army units to Sheikh mountains came after the Somaliland government decided to go ahead with the controversial privatisation of Berbera oil storage tanks dispute the rejection of the Somaliland parliament .
The subject has been the cause of a recent physical fight at the Houses of Parliament in Hargeisa between the speaker and the deputy.
Bypassing the parliament could trigger an unrest in the country specially that the public is against the awarding of the oil storage tanks to companies possibly owned by the cronies of the president.
The move of awarding the oil storage tanks to companies selected by the ruling family could trigger unrest in Sahil region too.