Media remarks by the UN Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative for Somalia, Anita Kiki Gbeho, in Jowhar

Good afternoon, Mr President, representatives of Hirshabelle State and the media. Allow me to start by thanking His Excellency the President [Ali Abdullahi Hussein ‘Gudlawe’] and his group for the very heat welcome to not solely myself but in addition my colleagues. We have acquired a really, very heat welcome right here in Jowhar. This is my first official go to to Jowhar since my arrival in Somalia.

Today I had the chance to additionally meet members of the Hirshabelle Executive Council, some clan elders and civil society representatives.

And I even have had very useful discussions with interlocutors on points on the nationwide and state ranges.

The President and I mentioned how the outcomes of the June 12 nationwide communiqué concluded by the Federal Government of Somalia and the federal Member States could be supported right here in Hirshabelle.

We mentioned Hirshabelle’s state-building priorities in a number of areas, along with inclusivity, the safety transition and most significantly for his excellence the president – the drought and drought response.

I counseled the President for his outreach to the varied communities in Hirshabelle and promised UN help for reconciliation initiatives that addressed the drought and different Hirshabelle priorities.

I additionally known as for the appointment of ladies to management positions within the administration.

In my engagement with clan elders, girls, youth, and representatives of individuals with disabilities, I expressed my appreciation for his or her contribution to Hirshabelle’s improvement.

As the UN, we are going to stay dedicated to those points and Hirshabelle’s priorities. I thank once more his Excellency the President and his group for the very heat reception.

Thank you, Mr President.

– UNSOM –

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