Mogadishu, 15 October 2020 \u2014 The Head of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), Ambassador Francisco Madeira, expresses deep felt condolences on behalf of the mission to the bereaved family, the people and the Government of the Republic of Ghana for the loss of former president Jerry Rawlings. \tAMISOM and the people of Somalia will remember President Rawlings for his statesmanship and dedicated service to restoring peace and security in Somalia during his tenure as the African Union\u2019s High Representative for Somalia in 2010-2012. \tPresident Rawlings worked tirelessly to mobilize the continent and the rest of the international community to fully assume responsibility and contribute more effectively to the African Union Mission in Somalia in its effort to bring peace, stability and reconciliation to the Somali people. He helped to garner support and generate more focus on the security, political and humanitarian challenges in Somalia. \tAMISOM is encouraged that Somalia, soon to hold national elections, is making visible progress towards peace, security and development. President Rawlings\u2019 contribution to this cannot be forgotten.