10 December 2012

Somalia: Coca-Cola Plant Resumes Its Production in Somalia

Mogadishu — In a further sign of security improvement, one of the world's biggest brand name Coca-Cola has resumed its beverage productions in Mogadishu after six years of closure because of the insecurity which was wrecking havoc in the city before the Somali government with a help from African union forces fully secured and put the city under one control.

At a news conference inside the plant in Mogadishu, the manager of Coca-Cola Company in Mogadishu Mr. Mohamed Hassan Awale has told that the plant fully resumes its production and would also launch a new plant which will also produce different beverages.

Mr Awale also told that all stakeholders of the company inSomaliashould come up with new shares which they can wire to the banks of Dahabshil and Salama and that the company will have an efficient management.

Coca-Cola plant inMogadishuhas lost 52% during the six years of closure, according to its manager , Mr. Awale.

During 2004-2006 Coca-Cola was producing and distributing its different trademark beverages such as Coca, Fanta through out Somalia.

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