United Kingdom donates Equipment to African Union mission in Somalia

The United Kingdom has donated heavy equipment worth 5.6 million pounds to the African Union Mission in Somalia Amisom to help in clearing main supply routes as the force steps up the condition-based transition process.
The equipment which includes tractor trucks, bulldozers, backhoe and front-end loaders, forklifts and module dump tipper among others will be used in Sectors one, two and five together with the Mission-Enabling Unit based in Mogadishu.

Speaking at the handing over ceremony United Kingdom Ambassador to Somalia, Hon David  Concar, said his government was proud to be associated with Amisom in its efforts to stabilize Somalia and help secure lasting peace and security.What we are doing today, transferring 5.6m pounds worth of equipment is, we hope, going to make a real difference to the ability of Amisom to clear roads, supply routes and to press ahead with stabilizing Somalia and working in partnership with Somalia’s own forces as they get stronger,” he said.
Hon. David Concar thanked the peacekeeping force together with the troop-contributing countries for the sacrifice they have made to ensure stability in Somalia.

The Amisom has been carrying out operations to secure and reopen main route supply previously blocked Al-Shabab fighters.20,000 continental troops drown from Six countries- Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Burundi and Djibouti, have been fighting Al-Shabab fighters since 2007 the AU peacekeeping Mission in Somalia commenced.