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Federal Government focused on stabilization of Somalia, Deputy PM Jama says

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GOOBJOOG NEWS | MOGADISHU: The Federal Government of Somalia has said it is focusing on the “stabilization and early recovery” process.

Speaking during a high-level meeting with government officials in Mogadishu Thursday, Prime Minister Salah Ahmed Jama said the government was keen to ensure the stability of the nation and delivery of essential government services to areas recently liberated from the Al-Shabaab militants.

“I want to thank our brave soldiers who have sacrificed their lives to liberate several parts of our country which was previously in the hands of the Al-Shabaab. Without them, we would not be here talking about stabilization,” Deputy Prime Minister Salah said.

Interior, Federal and Reconciliation minister Ahmed Moalim Fiqi who also attended the meeting observed that without clear structures, the stabilization program cannot be effectively achieved.

“The Federal Government of Somalia has spent a lot of time and effort in setting up the necessary structures necessary for the country to achieve its stabilization program,” Minister Fiqi said.

Adding, “I want us to move beyond the planning phase and get down to the real task of delivering crucial government services and other recovery initiatives to the communities living in the newly liberated areas.”

The high-level meeting was attended by minsters from both the Federal and State levels, the Special Envoy for Civilian Protection and Stabilization, Somali National Army officials, the Somali Disaster Management Agency Commissioner, and Somalia’s stabilization partners including the Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General and other high-level stakeholders.