Somali Cabinet Ministers agree to exonerate Hormuud telecommunication from accusations of UNMay 25, 2012 // News in English
Mogadishu, May 24, 2012 – Somalia’s interior minister and National Security has today briefed the cabinet about an investigation carried out on Hormuud Telecommunication Company where the UN leveled accusation against the company on 17th February. The minister said a thorough investigation was carried out in which AMISOM, the UN and Djibouti were informed about it. The report of the investigation finds Hormuud Telecommunication not guilty of accusations. After a lengthy discussion, the cabinet unanimously endorsed the findings of the report and also to send messages to the UN and the international community of the legitimacy of Hormuud operations.
Hormuud Telecommunication was launched in March 10, 2002 and officially started operations on April 2002. Hormuud is a company that renders services of telecommunication. The company is registered with the relevant ministry and operates with the name Hormud Telecom Somalia Inc.
The Company is owned by Somalis in shares. It was formed by combinations of 3,000 individual shareholders. Hormuud has 5,000 regular staff and 15,000 subordinate staff
Hormuud’s coverage reaches Bandiredley on Mudug region up to the regions at the border with Kenya. It’s a taxpayer company which is involved in community support activities including Education to the level of colleges, orphanage centers, training and imparting skills, rehabilitation of youths, supporting hygiene etc. The aggregate number of formal staff, subordinate staff and shareholders of Hormuud is more than 150, 000 which approximately translates into 20,000 families, each with 7 members.
Hormuud Telecommunication serves a wide range of clientele including UNDP, UNPOS, AMISOM, AU,IGAD, TFG,TFP,OIC, Arab League, Turkish Embassy, Ethiopian Embassy, Libyan Embassy, Egyptian Embassy, Sudan Embassy, Djibouti Embassy and all other international agencies operating within Hormuud Network coverage.
On 24, May 2012, which coincides with today, the government of Somalia has issued a message, after a comprehensive investigation, which clears blame from Hormuud Telecommunication and that all accusations leveled against it are unfounded.. Therefore, the Somali cabinet ministers ask the international community to review the accusations and withdraw them.