Somalia’s President Donates Salaries For Two Months to Drought Relief


MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – Somalia’s president Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo donated his monthly salaries for November and December to help mitigate crisis unleashed by drought and water shortages in many parts of the Horn of Africa nation, his office said on Friday.

[Somali president] has today forfeited his Presidential salaries for the next two months of November and December as his personal donation to the relief efforts,” his spokesman tweeted.

The funds shall be used to cater for our beloved citizens widely affected by the severe droughts across our Republic.”

It follows televised remarks by the president on Friday in which he urged aid agencies and the Somali people to participate in the efforts aimed at mitigating the suffering of the citizens affected by the drought.

Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble declared a state of humanitarian emergency on Tuesday due to drought and water shortages.

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