AMISOM Closes important workshop for members of Somalia Parliament

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Monday June 24, 2013 - 10:14:44 in Local News by Chief Editor
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    AMISOM Closes important workshop for members of Somalia Parliament

    Mogadishu, QN - African Union mission in Somalia AMISOM concluded in Mogadishu a capacity building workshop for members of the Somali Parliamentary Committee on National Security, Interior and Governance.

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Mogadishu, QN - African Union mission in Somalia AMISOM concluded in Mogadishu a capacity building workshop for members of the Somali Parliamentary Committee on National Security, Interior and Governance.

The 4 day workshop that brought together the lawmakers, parliamentary staff, regional experts and AMISOM civilian members sought to equip the MPs with an understanding of key concepts in security, interior affairs and governance.

Fawzia Mohamed Sheikh, the chairlady of the Parliamentary committee on Interior, Security and governance praize and commended AMISOM assistance to all sectors of Somalia.

"I praise and commend AMISOM's role in Somalia insupporting the people and government of Somalia" Said Madam Fawzia speaking to the media at AMISOM VIP conference center.


"We god the chance to listen the experts and share ideas with MPs from Uganda, we shared our ideas with them and we are equiped now to face working on the governance policy of the country" she added.

Fawzia expressed the existance of the need to get more worshops on the issue of the governance to help the Somalia government to form its local governments, regional adminstrations and districts before the formation of federal states.

Amb.Basile Gateretse, a senior AU political officer in Somalia told the participants that the AU Special Representative for Somalia, Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif praised the legislators for their show of commitment and effort and reiterated AMISOM’s pledge to work closely with Parliament.

“Our efforts and initiatives are aimed at supporting the government institutions actively engaged in the consolidation of the peace and stability achieved so far,” said Ambassador Annadif. “Parliament has the backing of the people and its important that we transform this show of faith into tangible benefits for the Somali people,” he concluded.

“We recognize the efforts of AMISOM and we regard this workshop as the foundation of an enduring partnership between the Somali Parliament and the African Union Mission in Somalia,” said the committee’s chair, Hon.Fauzia Mohamed Sheikh.

AMISOM is expected to handover equipment consisting of laptops, desktop computers and printers to be used for the functions of the committee as it prepares for parliamentary dialogue on the country’s security and governance.

On the other hand, AMISOM commenced a training for 100 Somali Police officers to boost the capacity of the Somalia police in terms of fighting crimes, investigations and operations.

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