By Godfrey Olukya
For several years, Uganda has bee training Somalia army and police officers as one of the ways of ensuring that the war torn country
improves on it’s security.
Now that some sanity in the country has been realized and even a president elected recently, Somalia’ public servants and administrators have started being trained administrative skills in Uganda.
Uganda’s Makerere University Business School has been selected to undertake the task. The university has signed a memorandum of
understanding with the government of Somalia that will see hundreds of her workers train in Uganda to receive administrative skills.
According to the vice chancellor of Makerere University Business School, Waswa Balunywa, the skills to be imparted in the Somali will
go a long way in helping in the reconstruction of the country.
Balunywa said,’We have signed a memorandum of understanding with Somalia which will see us training a good number of their
administrators. The pact is geared at bringing better administration in that country which has suffered from civil war for long time.’
One of the Somali people to benefit from the arrangement,Yusuf Haif said,’We need such training so that we acquire skills which we can use while carrying out our duties.’
The mayor of Somali capital Mohamed Ahmed Noor emphasized need to build the capacity of administrators in Somalia for quick and better transformation.
The country has for over two decades been a battlefield where militants have been fighting government troops and massacring
civilians. A few years ago, African Union sent there troops to assist government army to fight the terrorists and indeed much of the
territory has now been liberated.