19 May 2007 04:18

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  • Title: [SW News] (BBC Monitoring/Radio Hargeysa ) PETROL IN SOMALILAND ONLY AVAILABLE ON BLACK MARKET
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  • Date : [14 May-2000 ]

 

PETROL IN SOMALILAND ONLY AVAILABLE ON BLACK MARKET
94% match; BBC Monitoring Service - United Kingdom ; 13-May-2000 12:00:00 am ; 103 words

Text of report by Somaliland's Hargeysa radio on 12th May

Petrol prices in Hargeysa have risen sharply and the commodity can only be bought on the black

market. Our reporter who conducted spot checks in the town today found out that motorists had

to make the kind of hard bargain one sees at a livestock market to be able to buy the commodity.

He said a car he was travelling in was charged 7,500 Somali shillings for five litres of petrol.

A few days ago 20 litres of the commodity was selling at 18,000 shillings but today the same

amount was going for 30,000 shillings.

 

Source: Radio Hargeysa in Somali 1850 gmt 12 May 00

 


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