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United States to help stabilize liberated areas in Jubaland

Storyline:National News

GOOBJOOG NEWS | KISIMAYO: The United States government has promised to assist in stabilization efforts in areas liberated from the Al-Shabaab terrorist group in the Jubaland region.

Speaking in Kisimayo when he paid a courtesy call on Jubaland President Ahmed Mohamed Islam, US Deputy Ambassador to Somalia Tim Trenkle said the United States government will also assist in ensuring the delivery of essential services to the people living in the areas.

The meeting was also attended by the Minister of Planning, Security, Internal Affairs, and the presidency who gave an overview of the state of security in the country – especially progress made in the war against the Al-Shabaab.

Also discussed during the meeting was how to mitigate the effects of natural disasters on the citizens in Jubaland and also help those badly affected by war, drought, and floods.

Elsewhere, Prime Minister Hamze Abdi Barre today chaired which also discussed efforts to stabilize areas liberated from Al-Shabaab across the country.

Elaborate Plan 

During the meeting, an elaborate plan was tabled that outlined stabilization measures and provision of essential public services such as; security, police reforms, and judicial services – which were noted as key to helping the citizens recover from the problems caused by the Al-Shabaab militants.

The Prime Minister said that the Federal Government of Somalia is committed to protecting the property and lives of the Somali people adding that the government administration had already taken over the liberated areas.

He added that the government was also working on closer collaboration between the Federal Ministries and the State Government toward the stabilization efforts.