Abdirashid Duale, CEO of Dahabshiil Group, announced that Dahabshiil Money Transfer (DMT) and all its affiliates and associate companies all over the world will waive commission on drought-related remittances to help ease the flow of relief to drought-affected areas.
Mr. Duale made the announcement over the British Broadcasting Corporation’s (BBC) Somali service section on Friday.
Mr. Duale revealed that Dahabshiil has already spent over a million US Dollars in various forms on drought relief efforts and that it has set aside a further donation of US Dollars 300 thousand to contribute to drought response activities in the regions of Hiiraan, Bay, Bakool and Gedo.
“We call on all Somalis in both their individual and business capacities to contribute towards the on-going drought-response effort whereever possible,” he stated.
Mr. Duale, heading the largest single Somali-owned corporation spanning over banking, remittances, telecommunication and general trading, pointed out that the Somali drought is fast turning into a famine of alarming proportions.
“The drought has reached a stage where our combined efforts is of paramount urgency,” the CEO said.
Dahabshiil offices and partners can be found in over 126 countries worldwide.
Dahabshiil has, over the years, become a byname in its dediaction to corporate social responsibilities gibving a helping hand in programs ranging from education, health, infrastructure to peace-building efforts.