AMISOM hands over new police station and other key projects to strengthen police work in Jubaland State

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Kismayo, Somalia – The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) today handed over a newly built police station at the port of Kismayo to the Jubaland state authorities and put into operation a solar energy system and a groundwater well at another police station in the same city – all with the aim of strengthening police work in Somalia.

The Special Representative of the President of the Commission of the African Union (SRCC), for Somalia, and the Head of AMISOM, Ambassador Francisco Madeira, chaired the events in Kismayo, the administrative capital of Jubaland State, where he handed over the newly built police station at the seaport and the solar and water projects. carried out at the Dalhiska police station.

The new police station is expected to provide the police in the region with suitable office space to carry out their tasks efficiently, while the solar energy system and groundwater well implemented at Dalhiska Police Station will improve the police’s general working conditions, providing uninterrupted power and water. efficient operation, thereby improving service delivery.

Speaking at the event, Ambassador Madeira reiterated AMISOM’s commitment to improving Jubaland’s forces.

“We, as AMISOM, are here with a very clear mandate to work with Somalia for Somalia, and specifically in Jubaland State, to work with the people of Jubaland and the Jubaland authorities for the good of Jubaland communities. You do not have to look at us in a Vi is a part of you, we are here for you “, said SRCC Madeira, who also met Jubaland President Ahmed Mohamed Islam ‘Madobe.

The presentation of the projects was attended by AMISOM’s Commander for Sector Six, Brigadier General, Abebaw Seid Yimer; Jubaland’s Minister of Security, Yussuf Dhumal, and Jubaland’s State Police Chief, Major General Mohamed Abdi Sheikh, among others.

General Yussuf Hussein Dhumal, Jubaland’s Minister of Security, noted that the new projects implemented by AMISOM were timely and will significantly improve policing and law enforcement in the region.

“I would like to thank AMISOM’s police and military components for working effectively with the Jubaland State forces and for their cooperation with us in our joint operations to eliminate al-Shabaab terrorists,” said General Yusuf.

The project to build the Sea Port Police Station and to implement the solar and water project at the Dalhi Police Station was carried out by AMISOM during its Quick Impact Projects (QIPs), as part of its mandate to increase security in Somalia.

The new port police station and the improved conditions at the Dalhi police station will not only enable the AMISOM police to continue to build the capacity of their Somali counterparts through training, mentorship and counseling; but shall also assist the police in the area in maintaining law and order and ensuring the safety of persons and property.

“We express our appreciation for all these projects initiated by AMISOM and the effective implementation of the projects from start to finish,” said Jubaland State Police Chief Major General Mohamed Abdi Sheikh.

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