Kismayo port starts exporting livestock, Sesame and lemons as pundits predict a massive business boom

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The port city of Kismayo which plays an integral part in business activities in parts of Somalia has started exporting livestock, sesame and lemons.

Kismayo Port Manager Ahmed Haji told VOA that the move was aimed at boosting the port’s revenue on which the Jubbaland administration depends on.

He noted that the port is a daily port for various ships from the Gulf countries and those bringing various goods adding that this is the first time that the port of Kismayo is exporting livestock.

He described the move as an opportunity for traders in areas of the Jubbaland administration who have struggled to export livestock in the past.

It will be the first time since the collapse of the Somali central government that such exports have taken place at the port.

The port employs more than 4,000 workers every day for various job activities.