Deputy UN Envoy to Somalia visits Baidoa

26 Mar 2015

Deputy UN Envoy to Somalia visits Baidoa

On 24 March 2015, the Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Somalia (DSRSG), Raisedon Zenenga, paid a visit to Baidoa, where he renewed UNSOM’s commitment and continued support to the on-going regional assembly formation and reconciliation processes, as well as for building the capacity of the Interim South West Administration (ISWA) institutions.

During his visit, DSRSG Zenenga held meetings with members of the UN country team working in Baidoa, including UNSOM, UNICEF, UNDP, UNMAS, UNHCR, IOM and OCHA. He also met with ISWA ministers led by acting President Sheikh Hassan Ibrahim Lugbur, where he offered his heartfelt condolences for the attack on 12 March 2015, aimed at ISWA authorities, and commended the security forces for their brave actions in repelling the attack.


The DSRSG later met with the AMISOM’s Sector 3 Force Commander who provided a briefing of the security progress being made in the Sector and the support currently being provided by AMISOM to the Somali National Army (SNA) and the Somali Police Force (SPF). DSRSG Zenenga also visited a Disengaged Combatants Centre where he met with former fighters and was briefed on their skills training and rehabilitation program.