Equatorial Guinea donates $ 2 mln to Somalia
Addis Ababa, June 26 (WIC) - Honoring the pledge it made at an AU conference to raise funds for famine-stricken Horn of Africa countries last August, the government of Equatorial Guinea has handed over US$2 million to the AU for Somalia’s TFG.
The money was given to the AU in a ceremony held in Mombasa, Kenya. Dr. Erastus Mwencha Deputy Chairperson of the AU thanked the government of Equatorial Guinea for redeeming its pledge, noting that:
“It is worth recalling the personal commitment of President Teodoro Nguema, the then Chairperson of the African Union when he called for the gesture of solidarity from all Member states to provide African solutions to African problems.”
Dr. Mwencha took the opportunity to remind stakeholders not to forget that drought and famine have made humanitarian work considerably more complex.
The AU Commission has allocated the sum of US$8.7 million from the moneys to fund projects through the UN Humanitarian and Resident Coordinator of the four affected countries.
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