Somalia: AU Donates IT Equipment to Somali Parliamentary Committee in Mogadishu
The Political Affairs Unit of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) last week donated ICT equipment to Somalia's Parliamentary Committee on National Security, Interior and Governance. The donation is part of an ongoing AMISOM's three-phase project aimed at building capacity for the Members of the Parliamentary Committee.
During the handover at AMISOM's headquarters in Mogadishu, the Special Representative for the Chairperson of the African Union (SRCC), Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif reiterated AMISOM's support to the people and Government of Somalia.
"The donation will enable the committee to carry out its duty easily and contribute to the rebuilding and re-establishing of state institutions." said Ambassador Annadif.
While receiving the donation, the chair of the committee Hon. Fowziya Mohamed expressed appreciation to AMISOM for the donation. "The people of Somalia and the government are grateful for the endless support AMISOM has extended to us and we will continue to work closely with together to rebuild Somalia and restore peace."
The donation is the second phase of the project. The first phase was a four day capacity building workshop for members of the committee that was conducted in June 2013. The workshop drew 39 participants from the committee, other members of Parliament and six clerks.
Last year September, AMISOM handed over a batch of office equipment consisting of 45 Monitors, 45 computers and consignments of chairs and tables to the Federal Government of Somalia.
AMISOM is also actively involved with the training of 160 Somali civil servants in a series of capacity building initiatives including on-the-job training and mentorship in Rwanda, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Burundi and Uganda based on priorities adopted in March 2010 during a successful Needs Assessment Workshop held in Kampala.