MOGADISHU (SD) – African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) and Somali police force agreed to secure the upcoming parliamentary and presidential elections following a meeting between Somali and Amisom officials in Mogadishu.
According to series tweets by Amisom, the officials agreed to harmonise to provide Security during the upcoming Somali Elections, and jointly work on other modalities to ensure the Elections run smooth and is successful.
Among the officials attended AMISOM Police Commissioner, DCP Daniel Ali Gwambal, and Ahmed Ali from Somali police force.
The meeting comes two days after Somali prime minister, Mohamed Hussein Roble announced the formation of a federal and state-level electoral security team drawing membership mainly from the Somali Police Force and AMISOM.
The two teams, National Elections Security Committee (NESC) and State Election Security Working Committee (SEWC) will be in charge of the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections.
National Elections Security Committee (NESC) which is drawn the members mainly from the Somali Police Force and African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) will be in charge of the security of Presidential elections. NESC will be headed by Prime minister Roble.
NESC is made up of eight members which include three from the OPM, two from the Somali Police Force and one each from the Ministry of Defence, AMISOM and UN police.
State Election Security Working Committee (SEWC) will have members from civil society organisations, the state police force, the Darawish paramilitary unit and the Somali National Army head among others.
Parliamentary and presidential elections are slated for this August.
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