African peace keepers donates assorted drugs to the Federal Government of Somalia
06/11/2013-Mogadishu, (Mareeg.com) 06 November 2013**-The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has
donated 33 boxes of assorted drugs to the Somalia Federal Government as part of its
ongoing humanitarian life saving need assistance. The donation follows a meeting
between AMISOM and the Chief of Staff of the Somali Presidency on November 4th this
year which observed that thousands of people affected by floods in Johwar require
medical, food, shelter and logistical assistance.
Civilian Chief of Staff, Ambassador Epiphanie Ntamwana Kabushemeye and Force
Commander, Lieutenant General Andrew Gutti handed over the donation on behalf of
AMISOM to the Federal Government of Somalia at AMISOM Level II Hospital in
Speaking during the handover ceremony on behalf of the AU Special Representative,
Ambassador Epiphanie Ntanmwana Kabushemeye reaffirmed AMISOM’s commitment to
fulfilling its mandate of facilitating the delivery of humanitarian assistance to
the people of Somalia. “We are doing all we can as per the mandate to help our
Somali brothers and sisters at this difficult time. The need is great and we stand
ready to help in any way we can to ensure that assistance reaches those who need
it.” Said ambassador Kabushemeye.
The Chief of Staff of the Office of the President of Somalia, Mr. Thabit Abdi
expressed his gratitude and that of the of the Federal Government for the donation.
He said; “This is a matter of urgency and we know the African Union Mission in
Somalia (AMISOM) has always stood beside Somalia in terms of security and
humanitarian assistance.” He observed that the donation will go a long way in
assisting the affected population of Johwar.
This is the second time this year that AMISOM is making such a donation. On April
25th, AMISOM conducted a needs assessment in Johwar and donated drugs to the
Governor of Middle Shabelle to assist the neediest.
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