SOMALIA: New Amisom spokesman takes office
By; Abdalle Ahmed
Mogadishu (RBC) Newly appointed spokesman for the African Union Mission in Somalia, Col. Ali Adam Hamud from Djibouti national army has officially taken office from former spokesman Capt. Paddy Nkunda from UPDF on Saturday, RBC Radio reports.
A joint press conference held in AMISOM compound in Mogadishu, the two officials transferred the office asthe former spokesman declared that Col. Ali Adam Hamud will be in charge for AMISOM’s information office.
“I wish to welcome Col Hamud from Djibouti army who will be leading AMISOM’s information office.” Capt. Paddy Nkunda told reprters at the press conference.
He said that AMISOM’s information office, which is the most important has undergone two previous spokesmen and that Col. Hamud was the third official ion office since the mission was launched in 2007.
The incoming spokesman Col. Hamud has undertaken that he will establish a warm relation with local media as he also commended the sacrifice made the military men and women from contributing countries including Uganda, Burundi, Djibouti and Kenya.
“This is because to survive our Somali brothers from the worst condition and that security and stability should return to this country so that Somali people will be able to live in safe life.” Col. Hamud said.
The new spokesman of AMISOM speaks Somali language as well as French and English as he beciomes the first person speaks Somali language n the AMISOM military officials.