Mogadishu 23 August, 2013: The African Union Mission in Somalia has handed over a vocational training school to the Federal Government. The school, one of the key initiatives undertaken by AMISOM is located in Mogadishu’s Wajir District.
Built with support from the Danish Government at a cost of USD150000, the school consisting of eight classrooms, an administration block and ablution facilities, will be managed by the Government of Somalia and will provide vocational training to over 360 Somali students in a single intake.
The opening ceremony was attended by the President of the Federal Government of Somalia, H.E.Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, The Special Representative of the Chairperson of the African Union Commission (SRCC), Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif.
‘Beyond the military and police component, there is a dynamic civilian component that is involved in improving the lives of the people of Somalia’, said Ambassador Annadif. He thanked the Federal Government of Somalia for its cooperation and support to AMISOM.
‘We appreciate the efforts of the African Union Mission in Somalia and call on the Somali youth to take up the opportunity of acquiring education’, said President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud.
Now in its 6th year, AMISOM has worked hard to provide security as well as social welfare programs in areas such as health and education.