Welcome to Central Bank Somaliland

From 1991 Somaliland reconstruction has been going on and Bank of Somaliland was established by Bank of Somaliland Act 1994 under a constitutive Law that followed closely the 1968 Decree Law relating to the then Somali National Bank. Under the Article 3 of the Back of Somaliland Act1994, Bank of Somaliland served as both a central bank and a commercial bank with the objectives of “… fostering monetary stability, maintaining the internal and external value of the Somali shilling, and promoting credit and exchange conditions conductive to the balanced growth of the economy of the Republic, and within the limits of its powers, it shall contribute to the financial and economic policies of the State”.  

The Act 1994 was replaced by new Central Bank Act No 54/2012, which was signed by the President on 12 April 2012.  The bank has all the powers and duties of a central bank which are set out in Articles 4 to 6 of the Central Bank of Somaliland Act 2012. The Bank has a head office in Hargeisa, the capital city, and twelve branches in different regions of the country and serves as a central bank and a commercial bank.

CBOS Vision is Promoting and maintaining price and financial stability, efficient  financial sector and sustainable economic growth

Governor’s Statement

The Somaliland Islamic Banks Law

The House of Representatives  approved the Law on Islamic Banks on 19 September 2012 and the  President signed the Law on 3 October 2012 (Decree No. 0270/102012).  

The Somaliland Central Bank Law

The Somaliland Central Bank – Xeerka Baanka Dhexe – Law No. 54/2012 has been signed by the President on 12 April 2012 and has come into force on this date.