The African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) on Wednesday donated an assortment of equipment to the Somali Police Force (SPF) to enhance service delivery.
The ATMIS Police Commissioner, CP Hillary Sao Kanu, handed over generators, giant printers, stationery, and road spike strips at vehicle checkpoints to SPF Commissioner Brigadier General Sulub Ahmed Firin.
During the handover ceremony at the force’s headquarters in Mogadishu, the ATMIS Police Commissioner expressed the need for more equipment to support the SPF in their day-to-day activities. He emphasized the importance of providing logistical support to enhance their operations.
The ATMIS Police Commissioner also mentioned plans for future infrastructural support, including improving existing police stations and establishing new ones in newly liberated areas to enhance security. The SPF-ATMIS Liaison Officer, Brigadier General Mohamed Abdulle Dore, said the donation was testimony of the excellent working relations between the ATMIS Police and the Somali Police Force.
The SPF Director of Logistics, Captain Ahmed Tahliil Mohamed, acknowledged that the donated equipment would significantly improve the activities of the Somali police forces, both in the field and their offices.