Wakenya na Waganda wanapiga hela sana Somalia. Tupeane mchongo, mnawezaje hiyo nchi?

MK254

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Wakenya walio Somalia wanatuma wastani $500,000 kwa siku, noma sana yaani mlifikaje huko na mnavumiliaje hayo mabomu, nchi yenye misuko suko ya kidini.

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Somalia has emerged as a new source of remittances for Kenya and Uganda, accounting for $180 million and $21.9 million respectively per year, diplomatic sources say.

According to data at the diplomatic missions in Mogadishu, there are more than 35,000 Ugandans in Somalia, remitting between $50,000 and $60,000 per day, compared with Kenyans, whose remittances average $500,000 million per day.

“We just need to wake our people to add value to the skills that we want to market here in order to get more from this economy,” Nathan Mugisha, Uganda’s Deputy Head of Mission in Somalia told The EastAfrican in Mogadishu. “We have a lot of opportunities here in agriculture, human skilled labour, especially in the construction sector and mining. We just need to get more organised. This mission contributes $50,000–$60,000 per day in remittances, but that’s nothing compared with what Kenyans send home.”

The diplomat said Kenyans offer highly skilled services but he did not elaborate, but sources indicate that a majority are in corporate, humanitarian, services and hotel and hospitality management roles. Diplomats have recently stated that there are more than 30,000 Kenyans currently employed in Somalia, and this number is expected to grow fivefold in the next five years as a result of the Horn of Africa nation joining the East African Community, guaranteeing free movement of persons within the bloc.

 
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