Hargeisa (The Horn)- The government has issued a directive banning importation of onions. This drastic measure was taken so as to promote local farmers to prosperity. This information reached the Horn Newspaper news room through a ministerial directive.
According to the director general ministry of commerce and industry Dr.Osman Hussein Warsame said that time has come to motivate local farmers so that they could increase their farm outputs.
The DG said “The government has banned importation of onions from neighboring countries so that our farmer could rip the benefit of their labor. Furthermore onions from Somaliland farm have just been harvested so we had to motivate our farmers who have for a long time been pushed to the wall by imports of farm produce from other countries.”
The directives states that onions from Somaliland should be given priority and until they are finished no onions should be imported into the country.