Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism Summary of FGS Development & Security Activities in the Past Week
Monday August 08, 2016 - 11:19:13 in Maqaallo by Editor Caynaba News
Mogadishu, 08th August 2016 – HE the Minister of Information, Mohamed Abdi Hayir 'Mareye' briefed the media on the development and
security activities of the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) in past week.
HE the Minister detailed activities that took place in the past week including: the National Conference for Local Government opened in Baidoa; the Minister of Defence attended the conclusion of military training in Abudwak district, Galgaduud region; Disaster Management Training concluded in Mogadishu; HE the President of Somalia opened the National Consulatative Forum; the Ministry of Public Work presented the plan for the reconstruction of roads; the foundations of the Somalia Air Force Headquarters were laid down; the military court sentenced various criminals; security operations took place in Mogadishu; Danab commandos launched a military operation in Jubbaland; the Ministry of Interior received a consignment of donations from the Egyptian government; the Ministry of Education released National Examination results; and HE the President of Somalia wrapped up the Higher Education Review.
The National Conference for Local Government Opened in Baidoa
On August 4th, 2016, the National Conference for Local Government opened in Baidoa, attended by the Interior Ministers of the regional states of Somalia. As part of the consultative process, the conference established an action plan for reconcialition and also for the establishment of the local authorities. Participants included the Interior Ministers from the regional states along with a number of district commissioners as well as representatives from the United Nations Development Progarmes (UNDP). HE the Interior Minister of South West State, Mr Abdirahman Ibrahim Adan, welcomed the various delegations attending the conference.
During the conference those attending discussed the challenges they faced in development of local government across the country. The expectation is that, by the end of the conference, the outcome will be a plan to develop the local adminstrations around the country.
HE the Minister of Defence Attended the Conclusion of Military Training in Abudwak District, Galgaduud Region
On August 4th, 2016, HE the Minister of Defense, Abdikadir Sheikh Ali Dini, accompanied by the Commandant of the National Intelligence & Security Agency’s (NISA) Galmudug Division, Sadaq Omar Hassan, the Commandant of the Somali Police Force, Ahmed Mohamed Rage and officers of the Somali National Army (SNA) 21st Division, were in attendance at the successful passing out parade of 114 recruits at the end of a three month training course.
Disaster Management Training Concluded in Mogadishu
On August 3rd, 2016, a training programme organised by the Natural Disaster Management Advisor to the Office of the Prime Minister, Engineer Abdi Mohamed Ahmed ‘Baafo was concluded. Participants in the training included representatives of the regional states of Somalia, various representatives of FGS ministries, academics and experts from the UN’s Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO).
During discussions as part of the course, the Natural Disaster Management Advisor highlighted capacity building training as the key to strengthening the Somalia’s ability to handle natural He also noted his intention that the attendees should tour rural areas to develop the best practices to minimise the effects of droughts and flood. He commented: "River flash flooding often results from a deviation in rainfalls over relatively short period: the disaster then occurs because the people are not prepared for floods due to a lack early warning systems, general preparedness and mitigation measures to mitigate. This training aims to fix that.”
HE the President of Somalia Opened the National Consulatative Forum
In Mogadishu on August 3rd 2016, HE the President of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, opened the National Leadership Forum to conclude the time frame and the process for the National Elections. The Forum brought together with leaders of the federal government and the presidents of the regional states of Somalia.
The Ministry of Public Work Presented the Plan for the Reconstruction of Roads
In Mogadishu on August 2nd 2016, HE the Ministry of Public Works and Reconstruction presented the plan for road, bridge and highway construction.
The Foundations of the Somalia Air Force Headquarters were Laid Down
On August 1st 2016, the commandant of the Somali Custodian Corps, Bashir Mohamed Jamac, the Commandant of Somali Maritime Forces, General Maday Nurow Sheekh Ufurow and the Commandant of Somali Air Force, General Mohamud Sheekh Ali ‘Dable Baylood’ laid down the foundation stone for office premises in Mogadishu.
The Military Court Sentenced Various Criminals
On August 1st 2016, Somalia’s military court in Mogadishu has pronounced sentence of execution on two members from SNA after rejection by the Supreme Court. of an apppeal against their original sentences
The two were named as Ahmed Abdi Madey and Husein Abdullahi Omar also known as and were convicted of the deliberate killing of civilians.
Security Operations Took Place in Mogadishu
On the night of July 30th 2016, Somali security forces launched a security operation in parts of the Warta Nabadda district of Mogadishu.
Forces from the Somali Police Force, NISA, the SNA and AMISOM conducted the joint operation. Forces around the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp near Hamar Bile where they searching vehicles and entered a garage premises where the seized three vehicles loaded weapons, two AK 47, military uniforms, ammunition and a quantity of the drug, hashish. The Ministry of the Interior’s spokesman, Mr Abdikamil Moalin Shukri, explained that the operation was mounted in response to tip-offs from members of the public. 160 suspects were detained and released after the investigation completed.
Danab Commandos Launched a Military Operation in Lower Jubba
On the evening July 30th 2016, Danab commandos launched a ground assault on Abdi-Dhorre town 40km west of Kismayo in Lower Jubba region. NISA ofoficials revealed that the Danab force targeted an illegal check-point by al-Shabaab.
The Ministry of Interior Received a Consignment of Donations from the Egyptian Government
On July 28th 2016, the Egyptian government delivered 163 tons of emergency food aid. On behalf of the Ministery of the Interior, Abdirashid Hiddig officially received the donation and offered thanks for the continuing support of the Egyptian government to the people of Somalia, adding that the donation is an indication of the growing friendship between the two countries.
The Ministry of Education Released National Examination Results
On Thursday July 28th 2016, the FGS Ministry of Education & Higher Studies released the results of the National Examinations.
HE the President of Somalia Wrapped up the Higher Education Review
In Mogadishu on July 28th 2016, HE the Somali President wrapped up the Higher Education Review.
HE the President himself has a deep-rooted commitment to education and he noted that every country can enhance its development acitvities by enhancing its education system, especially those coming out of a period of conflict.
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