President Farmajo To Sign government’s 2018 Budget Today

The Somali Senate has yesterday approved the government’s budget for the year 2018 which was earlier approved by the parliament on 13th of December 2017.

The President is today expected to sign the USD 274 million budget which is much bigger than the one of last year. The budget covers among other things; developments in education, arts and literature and infrastructure.

Speaker of the Senate Mr Abdi Hashi Abdullahi who chaired yesterday’s Senate session said that the budget will be signed by the president the following day which is 01/01/2018.

This is an important step that indicates the country is moving towards the right direction and the Somali people now raise their heads high in hope.

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