A new dawn for the security servicemen,in a double celebration at annual festivity
The President H.E. Ahmed Mohammed Mohamoud has established the long awaited ranking system in the security service in the country yesterday at practically a double festivity celebration.
He also created three new deputy commanding posts hence named their occupants.
The Head of State put the lapels on the shoulders of top military, police and prison commanders on the occasion of celebrating the 19th Armed Forces annual festivals since its inauguration on the 2nd February 1994.
It was indeed an overwhelming happy moment for the nation and the security arms of the country which was best described by the President himself.
“I am extremely happy to preside in such an occasion (of establishment of ranks in forces hierarchy) during my administration”.
The President reminded the audience that it was part and parcel of his pledge during the Presidencial election campaigns that has been realized.
He thanked all who were concern in the preparations and in the same breath paid tribute to the national security forces for the consistant vigillance in keeping peace and security for stability in the country.
The Defence Minister gave a lengthy speech that elaborated on the essence, need and the important significance of having the security service and its systems in a country.
Fresh from being made a Major General, Cmdr. Ismael Mohammed Osman, the Chief army commander spoke of the development steps taken by the armed forces in the past year.
Apart from Major Gen. Ismael, other commanders newly merited hence made brigadier generals are:-
National Police Commander Abdillahi Fadal Iman,
National Prisons Commander Mohammed Hassan,
Army Commander Abdillahi Mohamed
Deputy Army Commander Amed Yusuf Awale.
A total of 12 commanders were given the new ranks of colonels and above.
The President similarly created new posts in the security hierarchy in which he named Ahmed Ali Yusuf as the new second deputy commander of the armed forces.
Dahir Ali Wa’ais and Ali Omar Ahmed were also named as the new National Second deputy commanders for both the police and prison forces respectively.
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