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STORY:AMISOM honors Staff Officers for their contribution

towards peace and stability in Somalia


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DATELINE: 29/SEPTEMBER/2019, MOGADISHU, SOMALIA

SHOT LIST:
1. Wide shot, Staff Officers serving at the Force headquarters in Mogadishu on
parade waiting to receive medals and certificates
2. Med shot, Staff Officers on parade
3. Med shot, Lt. Gen. Tigabu Yilma, AMISOM Force Commander being saluted
4. Close up shot, Lt. Col. Charles Imbiakha, AMISOM force spokesperson speaking at
the medal award ceremony
5. Wide shot, a Staff officer receiving a medal
6. Med shot, Staff Officers looking
7. Close up shot, a Staff officer receives a medal from Lt. Gen. Tigabu Yilma, AMISOM
Force Commander
8. Wide shot, another receives a medal and certificate
9. Wide shot, other staff officers looking on
10. Close up shot, Lt. Gen. Tigabu Yilma, AMISOM Force Commander pinning a medal
11. Wide shot, a Staff officer matches to receive a medal
12. Close up shot, a staff officer shakes hands with Lt. Gen. Tigabu Yilma, AMISOM
Force Commander and receive a certificate and medal
13. Med shot, staff officers looking on
14. Close up shot, a staff officer receiving a medal
15. Wide shot, staff officers on parade
16. Close up shot, a staff officer receiving a medal and certificate
17. Med shot, officers receiving medals
19. SOUNDBITE: (English) Lt. Gen. Tigabu Yilma, AMISOM Force Commander
“Because of your tremendous efforts, the troops in the frontline and those in the
sectors have succeeded in achieving their mandate. In future you will remember that
in 2019 we liberated four towns in Lower Shabelle region. Only one town, that is
Janaale remains unliberated in Lower Shabelle and I can assure you that we will
succeed because of your commitment and capabilities. “That is why you are the
blood of this mission and I am sure we have succeeded. Thank you so much and
congratulations,”

20. Wide shot, group photo

21. Med shot, staff officers leaving after the group photo

AMISOM honors Staff Officers for their contribution towards peace and stability in
Somalia

Mogadishu, 30 September—The Force Commander of the African Union Mission in


Somalia (AMISOM) on Sunday awarded medals and certificates to 34 Staff Officers
serving at the Force’s Headquarters in Mogadishu, for their contribution in helping
the mission achieve its mandate of restoring peace and stability in Somalia.

The officers were decorated at a function presided over by the Force Commander,
Lt. Gen. Tigabu Yilma, who commended them for their dedication and selfless service
towards the restoration of peace, security and stability in the country.

Among those honored at a colourful function held in Mogadishu were officers from
the United Kingdom Mission Support Team (UK MST), Benin, Burundi, Djibouti,
Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

“You are the mainstay of this mission. Your efforts have contributed to success on
the ground” said Lt. Gen. Yilma said.

Gen. Yilma noted that the officers through their dedication had made profound
impact towards the mission achieving its mandate, particularly in the fight against Al-
Shabaab terrorists, and by so doing transforming the lives of the Somali people.

“As per AMISOM’s Concept of Operations, we have to clear main supply routes and
secure populations centers. The two are intertwined and I am glad that with your
support we have been doing that” Gen. Yilma stated.

The Staff Officers, Gen. Yilma noted, had contributed to the capture of areas under
the control of Al-Shabaab militants, with four towns in Lower Shabelle region
liberated this year alone. In March, AMISOM forces in joint operations with the
Somali National Army captured the strategic bride town of Sabiid Anole and
subsequently Bariire, El Salin and Awdheegle. Gen. Yilma expressed optimism that
more areas would soon be liberated from the terrorists.