Qatar Charity opens education, housing projects in Somalia
June 20 2020 11:42 PM
Qatari and Somali officials at the inauguration of Qatar Charity's projects in Somalia.
Qatari and Somali officials at the inauguration of Qatar Charity's projects in Somalia.

Qatar Charity has opened educational and development projects in the Somali city of Kismayo, in Jubaland state, as part of its development initiative under the patronage of Qatar's ambassador to Somalia Hassan bin Hamza Hashem.

First Deputy President of Jubaland state of Somalia Mohamud Sayid Adan, deputies, and ministers in the federal and state government attended the inauguration ceremony.

The First Deputy President of Jubaland expressed thanks and appreciation to Qatar for its constant endeavour to assist the needy groups and establish qualitative projects.

He also commended Qatar Charity's role and initiatives in the state.

In a speech on this occasion, he called for increasing development projects to meet the needs of the population, describing the projects that were opened as a qualitative shift in education and housing.

Interior Minister of Jubbaland State Mohamed Warsame Darwish expressed thanks and gratitude to Qatar Charity for having responded to the state's call to implement these projects.

He stressed that Jubbaland State was in urgent need of such educational services and that the state was ready to provide all logistical and security facilities for the establishment of other projects.

Qatar's ambassador to Somalia Hassan bin Hamza Hashem underlined the support and standing of Qatar with Somalia and work to implement development projects, stressing the importance of the country's stability and sovereignty.

The ambassador said that Jubaland President Ahmed Madobe thanked Qatar and Qatar Charity for supporting the state by implementing development projects. "During our meeting with him, he stressed the provision of all facilities for the implementation of other projects," he added.

The first project is a centre which includes a basic and secondary school of 12 classrooms, an administration building, a mosque, a green square, activity and meeting hall, a surface well, a medical clinic, a centre for memorising the Holy Qur'an and shops, as a charitable endowment. This project is considered the first of its kind and costs QR1.4mn.

The second project consists of houses for the poor. It includes 24 housing units and a mosque that accommodates 750 worshipers, and costs QR1.8mn.

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