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Somali PM vows to pay salaries for SNA soldiers
2017-07-17
[SHABELLENEWS] The Prime Minister of Somalia Hassan Ali Khaire has announced that his Federal government will pay regular payments for the country’s National Army (SNA).
That sounds like a big-hearted gesture, doesn't it...
While addressing integrated troops at a military base outside Kismayo
...a port city in the southern Lower Juba province of Somalia, at the extreme southern end of the country (assuming Somalia can be called a country). It is the commercial capital of the autonomous Jubaland region...
, PM Khaire said his administration will give first priority to pay the forces in fight against Al shabaab.

The Prime minister ordered his deputy and the defense minister to pay the salaries swiftly, to boost the morale of troops who are sacrificing their lives to the country.

Somali National army soldiers had not been paid for months in the past, as the African Union
...a union consisting of 53 African states, most run by dictators of one flavor or another. The only all-African state not in the AU is Morocco. Established in 2002, the AU is the successor to the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), which was even less successful...
forces get their payments monthly by the European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
(EU).

The PM’s remarks came after his cabinet ministers held their weekly meeting in Kismayo, the capital of Jubbaland state, first time outside the capital since he took the oath of the office last March.
Posted by:Fred

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