Together with his colleagues, they stack notes in wheelbarrows and move around looking for clients who want to exchange foreign currency for Somaliland shilling
The self-declared Republic of Somaliland issues its own currency, the Somaliland shilling
, which is not accepted outside of the self-declared republic.
Somalis who had returned from overseas used their savings to set up stores, but no one could afford to buy anything, and inflation had rendered the Somaliland shilling
almost worthless against the dollar.
Somaliland boasts of a stable and democratic government, its own currency (the Somaliland shilling
), and an independent judicial system guided by a constitution that facilitates the rule of law.
During Siilanyo-led administration, the local currency lost 50% of its value against the dollar--5000 shillings during Silanyo's predecessor to 12,000 Somaliland shillings
in his reign.