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AMISOM Sets Up Solar PV Lighting System in Kismayo

Solar photovoltaic lighting system to Dalhis Police Station in Kismayo

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The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has recently delivered a solar photovoltaic lighting system to Dalhis Police Station in Kismayo city as part of efforts to strengthen the capacity of the Somali Police Force.

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The solar lighting system is a Quick Impact Project (QIP), procured with funding from the Indian government to boost security and support law enforcement activities in the federal member state of Jubaland. 

Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGP) Augustine Magnus Kailie, the Police Commissioner of AMISOM, handed over the solar lighting system. At the handover ceremony, Kailie said, the project is part of AMNISOM’s mandate to build the institutional capacity of the Somali Police Force of the (Somali) police force. He noted that the device would assist the Jubaland police officials in providing better service to the community by effectively performing their duties. 

Assistant Commissioner of Police Maxwell Chikunguru, the AMISOM Police Reforms, Restructuring and Development Coordinator said that the organization will continue to work with the Somali Police Force to train personnel and equip it to international standards.

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“For police officers to perform their duties at night, they need lights to enable them to work effectively and efficiently. This solar system will go a long way to boost the morale of the police officers and to make the community safer,” he commented.

Colonel Sadiq Mohamed Dhogor, the Police Commander for the Lower Juba region expressed gratitude to the Indian Government and AMISOM for their support in strengthening the capacity of police in the Jubaland region. He stated that the solar lighting system will provide a constant supply of electricity for the police station helping them to serve the community better.

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