**5 November 2013**
Prime Minister Abdi Farah Shirdon today welcomed the decision by the
UK High Court forcing Barclays to keep open the money remittance lifeline to the
people of Somalia.
“I welcome today’s court decision to continue this vital service to
millions of ordinary Somalis.
“As Somalia continues to recover from two decades of unrest these remittances
remain an essential source of income for more than half of all Somalis. To many
these remittances pay for a basic standard of living, allowing families to put food
on the table, clothe their family, treat illnesses and educate their
children,” said, the Prime Minister.
The Prime Minister urged all parties to work together on finding an acceptable
“Governments, the money remittance sector and all key stakeholders must now
work together to find a permanent legitimate and transparent solution that keeps
open this vital lifeline”.
**Ridwaan Haji Abdiwali,**
**Government spokesman, **
**Federal Government of Somalia**
Tel: +252 6169 69105
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Twitter: @SomaliPM @Ridwaanhaji