Tuesday October 9, 2018
Mogadishu (HOL) - 800 police officer will be recruited in Somalia's Hirshabelle state, African Union said
The police recruitment drive is scheduled to kick off early November, according to Ms. Christine Alalo, the Acting Police Commissioner of African Union Mission In Somalia (AMISOM).
“From 1st of November, we shall start the recruitment of the first batch of 200 police officers for Hirshabelle State,” Ms. Alalo said. “Hopefully after the training, they will be deployed along the Main Supply Routes and other populated areas in the state."
Ms. Alalo was speaking in Mogadishu during a handover of a motor vehicle to the HirShabelle State Police.
Boosting activities in the state
“One of our objectives is to support the Somali Police Force with logistics, to be able to take over full responsibility and there is no way they can take over full responsibility unless they have the equipment,” Ms. Alalo stated.
Mr. Simon Mulongo, the deputy Head of AMISOM, who officiated the handover ceremony said the vehicle will boost policing activities in the state as AMISOM transitions the security responsibility to the Somali security forces.
“The donation signifies the spirit of rebuilding and peace consolidation of Somalia, represented by the will of the international community to help the people of Somalia, to help the government both at federal and member states, to rise up and take charge of the responsibilities expected of any government in the world,” he said.
The ceremony was attended HirShabelle Minister of Internal Security Mr. Abdi Adan Jelle and the Hirshabelle Police Commissioner Mr. Hassan Dhi’isow and senior Federal Government officials.
The HirShabelle Minister of Internal Security Mr. Abdi Adan Jelle, lauded AMISOM for the donation, which he said would help strengthen police operations in the state.