In a Presidential Decree signed by HE Muse Bihi Abdi, the government of Somaliland has withdrawn from agreements with two private companies that were previously awarded the management the issuance of vehicle registration and license plates.

No reason was mentioned in the Presidential decree other than the Public Private Partnership law is yet to be completed but sources in the Presidency state that President Bihi has ordered a review of all agreements that privatized many government functions.

This is the second time President Bihi has vacated agreements that privatized government functions including security related contract in Egal International Airport and Berbera Oil Terminals management.

It is unclear exactly when these contracts were awarded to Hodan Enterprises and GTS or what the terms were but President Bihi has asked the Ministries of Transportation, Commerce, Finance, the Accountant General to submit the market value of the equipment for possible reimbursement.

Employees currently working for these private entities have been asked to continue their work though the decree did not mention the status of their employment.

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