3.4 Somalia Additional Service Providers

Somalia Additional Service Providers: Vehicle Rental, Taxi Companies, Freight Forwarding Agents, Handling Equipment, Power Generation and ISPs

Vehicle Rental

Individuals provide their cars for hiring in Somalia. There are no organizations for car hire in Somalia.

Taxi Companies

The Mogadishu Taxi Company commenced operations in 2013 and it’s the first taxi service of yellow cabs in the city. Charges are $1 per kilometre. Locals use buses to get around for around about $0.10. 

Somalia Taxi Business Website

Freight Forwarding Agents

 Alibaba Website on Somalia Freight Forwarding Information

Handling Equipment 

World Bank Information on Somalia Handling Equipment

Electricity and Power 

The company responsible for electricity generation and supply in Somalia is Ente Nazionale Energia Elettrica, known as ENEE. A few diesel generators are installed and located around the capital Mogadishu. Civil war has seen the electrical infrastructure get destroyed and restraining power supply in the country.
The Ethiopian power company, Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCO) is providing power to twelve Somali towns. Somalia has recently installed diesel generators with capacity of 80 megawatts (MW). The Ente Nazionale Energia Elettrica (ENEE) is the entity responsible for generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in Somalia. A planned hydroelectric facility on the Jubba River has been delayed due to continued fighting and Al-Shabaab insurgency. Studies have indicated that the Horn of Africa- Somalia is a prime location for harnessing wind for electricity generation.

Domestic wood, charcoal and imported petroleum provided basic sources of energy with significant hydroelectric potential of Jubba River remaining unexploited. Four small-scale wind turbine generators operated in Mogadishu. Prior to civil war, eighty state-owned oil-fired and diesel power plants provided electricity to cities and towns. United Nations Development Programme hydrocarbon study in 1991 indicated good potential for oil and gas deposits in Northern Somalia.
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Mongabay Website Information on Somalia Economy

Internet Service Providers (ISPs)

Telcom is the largest and the leading telecommunications network operator in Somalia. It is the first major privately owned company providing telecommunications in Somalia territory. Telkom’s principal activities include local, long distance, national and international telecommunication, mobile communications, and a wide range of data services including broadband access. The company is headquartered in Mogadishu, and has representative offices in Dubai, UAE and London, UK where accounting, international relations and carrier services are handled. The company total employee strength is 750. 

Global TT Website

Internet Service Providers

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Private or Government


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