Hargeisa-Salahley Road

Hargeisa-Salahley Road

Hargeisa-Salahley Road

Hargeisa - Salahley Road is 58km connecting Hargeisa to the large district of  Salahley with over 30 agro-pastoral and pastoral settlements in the south of Hargeisa. It has importance not only for the socioeconomic development of the population in this district but also for larger population of Somaliland living on the border settlements and in Ethiopia who are closely linked to Hargeisa markets. Of all the community cost sharing roads projects, Hargeisa-Salahley road construction has proved highly speedy and particularly this is because the bravery role of the businessman Omer Aidid  from Somaliland Diaspora in Djibouti who at first contributed  $1.4 million of  cash for the workforce and fuel and all the necessary heavy machinery resources required for the project. The project is for upgrading this 58km road from earth to bitumen standard including culverts and small bridges.  So far, about 35km of the road is well constructed mostly with the local community contribution, Diaspora groups and also Somaliland government for 10km. The project started in 2012.