IGAD Inaugurates Cross-Border Development Facilitation Office

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has inaugurated a Moyale Cross-Border Development Facilitation Office.

IGAD Executive Secretary Workneh Gebeyehu and Marsabit County Governor Mohamud Ali inaugurated the office on Friday.

The office is expected to support communities on Moyale-Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia.

Speaking on the occasion, the executive secretary said that the facilitation office is a central part of a flagship agenda to take IGAD to the people.

This office shall serve as a catalyst for enhancing vision of IGAD in fostering sustainable peace, shared prosperity, and seamless regional integration, Workneh pointed out.

"It's (also) our commitment to fostering regional cross-border cooperation with the objective to propel mutual interests, including the promotion of trade and cultural ties," he added.

Marsabit County Governor Ali twitted that the inaugurated IGAD’s Cross-Border Development Facilitation Office in Moyale is a historic step toward regional peace and prosperity.

Let's work together for sustainable development in the Horn of Africa, the governor urged.

According to IGAD, the office in Moyale will be mandated to facilitate cross border cooperation actors, local government institutions and communities in their respective clusters to foster cooperation around a common programming agenda, especially delivering social services to host communities, refugees, and migrants.

The office was built with the cooperation of IGAD and German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development.

Source: Ethiopian News Agency