The Somali National Army have officially commenced Phase II of Somali National Army (SNA) Reforms, an important component in the larger Somali Security Sector Reforms as contained in the Security and Justice Roadmap. This comes upon the successful completion of phase one which included, among other activities, the biometric registration of all SNA personnel.
Speaking to the media at the event where Phase II of SNA Reform was launched, Prime Minister, H.E Hassan Ali Khaire commended SNA for the attainment of this milestone, terming it “a significant step forward and a testimony to Government’s commitment to the restoration and development of all State Institutions”. The PM recognized the hardworking State officers and all who contributed to the successful conclusion of phase one.
The event, which took place at the 60th Battalion HQs, was also attended by Minister for Defense, H.E Hassan Ali Mohamed and senior SNA Commanders, including the Chief of Defense Force, (CDF) General Dahir Adan Elmi (Indhaqarshe)
Phase II of SNA reform involves verification of forces registered biometrically, ensuring that each officer is stationed and is in active duty at their respective units, as well as establishing their infrastructural and combat capabilities. Phase II will also include a complete Human Resource system which will capture all details of each officer.
SNA Chief of Defense Force expressed his satisfaction with the successes achieved this far, particularly the successful implementation of phase one of the SNA reform that ensured conducting headcount, registration and payment of salaries via their respective bank accounts. The CDF instructed the various commanders to fully participate in this second phase until its successful conclusion.