STORY: AMISOM COMMENCES TRAINING FOR SENIOR CIVIL SERVANTS IN SOMALIA
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DATELINE: 17 th MAY 2014, MOGADISHU, SOMALIA

The Political Unit of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) today embarked on a ten-day Executive Leadership and Management Course for 80 senior civil servants in Mogadishu. The course brings together a cross-section of Director Generals and Heads of Departments and Sections of the Somali Federal Government.

The training, taking place at the General Kaahiye Police Academy was attended by H.E Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, Somalia’s Minister of Labour, Luqman Sheikh Ismail, Police Commissioner Brig. Gen. Abdihakin Dahir and representatives of AMISOM.

Somalia’s civil service has borne the brunt of more than two decades of statelessness that decimated the service’s ranks and technical capacity. The training is aimed at building the foundation of the country’s nascent civil service as the government turns around to public service delivery for the first time since 1991.

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