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Somalia Milling Assessment

The milling capacity of the country does not meet the demand of the local population. Small scale millers mainly operate in the country and are owned by individuals. The mills assessed belong to individuals and has the capacity to meet local demand. For example Hargeisa town has more than 35 millers and they are all privately owned and machines are used in markets for business milling for specific commodities (mainly maize). The machines have water-cooled diesel engines of the millers provide storage services.
Normal cost is US$3 for each 50kg bag. Bags are provided by the goods owner but can be locally purchased at a cost of US$0.40 per empty bag.

Millers available in Somaliland are individuals, the mills are privately owned and of small scale. Milling machines made in Japan, Germany, Poland, India etc. are often old. Demand for milling services in Somaliland is increasing day by day due to the inflated cost or price of the imported milled food. Poor people, who constitute 70 % of the population, took the option to do milling locally as the price of the locally produced grain is cheaper.
There are so many small mills in the country owned by individuals who provide milling services. However, Bouni Company based in Hargeisa town is organized, as it has established office space, obtained adequate milling capacity, communications etc. Bouni reported that it has the milling capacity of 30 MT/day, while others reported between 5 MT to 25 MT/day. Bouni mills are located in 3 areas in Hargeisa town, one adjacent to Hargeisa Radio being the main centre; one is 2 km away, while the two are 4 kms from WFP Warehouse Hargeisa.
In all main Hargeisa market, there are approximately 25 mills in seven different locations within Hargeisa town. Total capacity of all mills in Hargeisa is around 150 MT/day, though it can be affected by demand in local market. No storage facilities exist at the mills. Usually, milled food is collected weekly or daily from the millers in batches in a number of tonnages. The millers never provided services of packing and markings. If encouraged, they might provide this services as reported by the owner of Bouni Company. Bouni is among the small scale millers in Somaliland as there are no large millers in the country. It provides only milling services, but no packing, storages facilities etc.

For information on Somalia Milling Comapny contact details, please see the following link:

4.6 Somalia Storage and Milling Company Contact List

Milling Company: SOMALILAND – BOUNI MILLERS FACILITIES

Company Name & Address

Contact Names & Email

Telephone & Fax

Bouni Millers
Hargeisa

Name: Mr. Mohamud Abdi Bouni

Title: Director and owner

Email: mouni02@gmail.com

Web:

Tel: +252 63 442 2451

Fax:

Summary of Role and Services:

Milling of different cereals like , sorghum ,maize , wheat , beans , cereals, wheat and others like rice for borage

Facilities

Parking area inside compound

No

Drainage

(Good / Fair / Poor / Non Existent)

n/a

Fire Fighting Equipment (Yes / No)

No

Number of Ventilators

It is open area and therefore, ventilators not necessary

Screened

Electricity Load (KVA)

220KV

Backup Generator 

(Yes / No / KVA)

Yes

KVA

Milling Equipment

Origin of Machinery

Year of Mfg

Year of Installation

Condition

Kabote – 35 KVA19952005Working
Yanmar – 35 KVA20002000Working
Poland – 35 KVA20002000Working
Robsan – 35 KVA20002007Working

Maintenance

Duration (hours / week)

Only when there is a problem

Type of maintenance

Changing oil, cleaning, fixing broken equipment etc.

Other Equipment or Machinery Installed

Type of Equipment

Yes/No

Number

Owned

Comments

Fortification Feeder

No

n/a

n/a

n/a

Bag Cleaning Plant

No

n/a

n/a

n/a

Moisture Tester

No

n/a

n/a

n/a

De-stoning Plant

No

n/a

n/a

n/a

Metal Extractor

No

n/a

n/a

n/a

Staffing

Number of full time skilled workers

One skilled worker per machine

Number of full time labourers

Two labourers per machine

NOTE: 

  • 3 staff handle each mill plus handling of the commodities for their normal operation.
  • However, in large scale volumes to be milled the number of staff will increase
  • There are no weighbridges available at any of the milling centres

Building

 

Length (m)

Width (m)

Height (m)

Building - Wheat Mill

5

3

5

Building - Maize Mill

5

3

5

Walls

Brick

Roof

Metal

Floor

Soil

Conditions & Cleanliness

  

Outside

Inside

Cracks in walls or roof (Yes / No)

Yes

Yes

Signs of rodent activity (Yes / No)

Yesn/a

Signs of birds entry (Yes / No)

Yesn/a

Damaged gutters/drains(Yes / No)

Non/a

Signs of moisture (Yes / No)

n/a

n/a

Adjacent Vegetation(Yes / No)

Market place

n/a

Cleanliness (Good / Poor)

Poor

n/a

Pest Control

Fumigation

Not done    

FrequencyNot done  

Contracted

(Yes / No)

Not done  

Spraying 

Not done  

FrequencyNot done  

Contracted

(Yes / No)

Not done  

Rodenticides 

Not done  

FrequencyNot done  

Contracted

(Yes / No)

Not done  

Rodent Trapping

Not done  

FrequencyNot done  

Contracted

(Yes / No)

Not done  

Security 

Security (Good / Poor)

There is a public market in the vicinity

Compound (Fenced / Not Fenced)

The market has a common fence which the millers are part of
Other CommentsThere is no particular fence for the mills, but they share the market with businesses in the same compound

Access

Distance from main town (km)

In town

Travel time if not located in town (hours)

In town

Road condition to Mill

Fair

Road limitation (if any)

Maximum Width and Max. Tonnage

Various – but not available

Rail connections

(Yes / No)

No

On the railway from

No

to

No

 Other Comments

Milling Capacity (Mt)

Commodities

Daily Capacity (mt)

Monthly Activity (mt)

Wheat

75 mt

2,250 mt

Maize

75 mt

2,250 mt

Storage Capacity

Storage in Metric Tonnes

Wheat - Covered (mt)

Flour - Covered (mt)

Within the Compound

None

n/a

Outside the Compound

5 mt

n/a

Capacity to Blend

Currently no blending services take place

Loading & Discharge Rates

  • Offloading rate: $1.2/mt
  • Loading rates: $1.2/mt
  • It is negotiable as there is possibility to reduce the price 

Additional Notes

There is no milling company available in Kismayo at the moment.  

For information on additional Somalia Milling details, please see the following documents:

Mowlid Hassan Millers Photo

Abdulkadir Yusuf Millers Photo

Bouni Millers Photo