Somali Police Celebrates 74th Anniversary
The police force marked its 74th anniversary with its leadership announcing reforms aimed at strengthening its capacity and restoring the security. The 74th anniversary of the police held at General Kahiye Police Academy saw President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, ministers and other government leaders.
President Farmajo, who is also the Commander in Chief of the Somali Police Forces, pledged to prioritize their’ welfare, an aspect, he said, was key to their motivation.
The President also commended the contribution by AMISOM in the development and growth of the Somali National Army, taking note of the tremendous sacrifices made.
Efforts to re-establish the force by governments of the former two presidents Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and Sharif Sheikh Hassan and the preceding transitional governments have made tangible achievements. However, the force still suffered a lot of challenges and the Farmajo led administration is now trying its best to equip and improve the living and working conditions of members of the force.