Growth of fuel businesses in Somalia brings fuel-related safety concerns

Author: Xinhua News Agency, Published on: 10 November 2014

"Somalia's economic recovery boosts fuel demands, posing danger" 6 November 2014

Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, which once earned the nickname of the most dangerous city in Africa, is recovering from the two decades long of civil conflicts and ideological wars, and heading towards rebuilding and economic recovery...The return of the city to the control of the Somalia government and its backers from the African Union demanded privates business and increased the demand of luxury cars, electricity and internet, but the fuel business increase is the most feasible in the city, which has its positive and security concerns as well...Saney, the head of the Mogadishu city rescue agency, believes that fuel business in the streets is a good sign of economic recovery, but he is also worried about the dangers it may pose in terms of safety of the people neighboring the fuel businesses...In the past year, fuel-resulted fire has destroyed hundreds of businesses in Mogadishu, among them restaurants, auto stores, spare part shops and food stores, but the demands still increase with limited safety measures.

 

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