All aboard the New Silk Roads..
China is literally responsible for Somalia’s ENTIRE road network save for the Garowe-Bosaso road. We should be immensely grateful to the taxpayers of China who have given us the Mogadishu to Hargeisa road.
Building highways would employ hundreds of thousands directly and more importantly indirectly by acting as a seed for industry.
If you get others to build it for you then whose going to maintain it if there's no industry domestically?
Also that debt will siphon out the little foreign reserves we have.
If we build it ourselves then we could mine the limestone and gravel out of our grounds and pay the workers in our currency backed by our agriculture.
You can't expect others to build your infrastructure for you and still have a functioning economy at the end of it.
Farmaajo is just looking for a paycheck just like his other African peers in China ATM.