AMISOM, UN handover new police headquarters to Jubbaland state

Kismayo, Somalia | AMISOM | African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and the United Nations have handed over a new police headquarters and a vehicle to Jubbaland state to help boost security in the region.

Speaking at the ceremony, Jubbaland Police Commissioner Ahmednasir Guled Hassan commended the support provided by AMISOM and the United Nations Office for Project Support (UNOPS) describing it as a positive gesture.

Hassan said the ceremony to open the new office block and the donation of the vehicle was testimony to the harmonious working relationship between the Somali government, donor community, the UN and AMISOM.

“We work with UN and AMISOM, they train our forces, they trained most of the officers in this headquarters and they are training more. We have good working relationship,” the Jubbaland Police Commissioner added.

He noted that the vehicle donated by AMISOM will alleviate some of the transportation challenges Jubbaland State police officers endure on a daily basis.

Jubbaland Second Deputy President, Abdikadir Haji Mohamud Luga Dheere, urged the international community to continue helping Somalia attain its dream.

“We are in a country that was in a civil war for thirty years. We therefore request for your support so that we realize a Somalia that can stand on its feet and become self-sufficient,” Abdikadir noted.