Somali president forms a national committee to help armed forces

President of Somalia’s Federal government Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has announced on Saturday night a national committee tasked with mobilizing contributions to help the country’s armed forces.

The new committee was publicized at a well-organized event in Mogadishu, with the attendance of PM Hassan Ali Khaire, speaker of the senate, MPs, chairman of the Supreme Court and officials from Benadir regional administration.

In his speech, President Farmajo has called upon the participants to contribute to the new initiative aimed at supporting the Somali National Army (SNA), as they face a daunting task to restore peace in the country.

“I realized the bravery of the SNA between 2010 and 2011, after they had driven out Al shabaab from the capital, Mogadishu and large swathes of territories following offensives,” said President Farmajo.

This new approach comes amidst a military plan by the Federal government led by President Farmajo to launch a final offensive to push Al shabaab out of their remaining pockets in south and central Somalia.


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