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Somalia to Review Turkish Mogadishu Airport Contract


Abdullahi Osman - 7Dnews Mogadishu

Fri, 30 Nov 2018 12:04 GMT

The Somali government has said it will review its contract with Favori, a Turkish firm that runs operations in the country’s biggest airport. The aviation minister has said the current agreement needs an overhaul and several changes need to be made.

Favori’s contract to manage Adan Abdulle Airport in Mogadishu is due to expire next year. Aviation Minister Mohamed Omar has said Favori did not implement part of the agreement it made with the government including a failure to build a new terminal. 

Favori LLC was awarded the contract to manage the airport in 2013, but since then it has not been a smooth ride. There were allegations of corruption, and workers have often complained of unpaid or delayed salaries and poor working conditions. 

There have been numerous calls by Somalia’s donors to cancel or renegotiate state awarded contracts. Most of these contracts, including the one awarded to Favori, were not tendered competitively.