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Somaliland bans Khat during the holy month of Ramadan

Somaliland's preparedness committee for COVID-19

the government of Somaliland banned Khat in the duration of the holy month, Ramadan, a statement by Somaliland’s preparedness committee for COVID-19 is said.

Government officials and major Qat traders agreed to stop temporarily during Ramadan. Governors and police across the country are ordered to halt any illegal entry and burn the merchandise.

In recent weeks, there were huge calls from prominent health figures and opposition parties in Somaliland, urging the government to ban khat.

Qat trade is one of the largest economic sectors in Somaliland and all governments failed to stall permanently.

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