Yesterday, the President of Puntland, Said Abdullahi Deni, appointed a new commander and a deputy commander of the Puntland derwish forces. Citing Article 80 of the Puntland constitution and considering their knowledge, skills, and military experience, the President, in his decree, appointed Brigadier General Adan Abdi Hashi as the commander of the Puntland Government’s derwish forces and Brigadier General Abdirahman Mohamed Jama ‘Ilig’ as the second deputy commander.
Garowe, Puntland, SOMALIA.
The decree states that the law will come into effect once the President signs it, which he already did. These appointments signify President Deni’s commitment to strengthening and organizing the Puntland Government’s derwish forces. The commander and 2nd deputy commander, with their extensive expertise in the military, will play pivotal roles in ensuring the security and stability of the region.
The Puntland Government recognizes the importance of a well-trained and equipped regional force to address security challenges and maintain peace within the region. The appointment of experienced personnel demonstrates the government’s dedication to effectively manage and utilize its military resources.
Under the leadership of Brigadier General Adan Abdi Hashi as the commander and Brigadier General Abdirahman Mohamed Jama ‘Ilig’ as the 2nd deputy commander, the Puntland derwish forces will continue enhancing their capabilities, contributing to the security of Puntland and supporting the overall development and progress of the region.
Enhancing Puntland’s security capabilities
The appointments mark yet another President Deni’s measure towards a more stable and prosperous Puntland. Last week, the President inaugurated a modern communication centre at the General Command of the Puntland Police Force. Mr Deni toured the facility and witnessed the launch of a state-of-the-art communication system. He also received a comprehensive report from the Police Command and engaged with the officers responsible for communication.
The establishment of the advanced communication centre signifies Puntland’s commitment to enhancing the efficiency of its police force. The modern communication system will facilitate coordination, information sharing, and rapid response capabilities, ultimately bolstering the police force’s ability to maintain peace, security, and low crime levels across the region.
President Deni’s presence and active engagement in the inauguration highlight his dedication to strengthening the security apparatus of Puntland. By investing in modern technology and infrastructure, the Puntland Government aims to improve the overall performance and professionalism of the police force.
Security leadership appointments amid looming elections
President Deni’s changes in the Puntland’s derwish forces leadership occur in the context of looming presidential and parliamentary elections. On Monday, the Puntland Electoral Commission (PEC) made key announcements that heightened anticipation for the upcoming vote. The PEC unveiled its definitive schedule for the electoral process. It delineated specific plans for the elections and urged relevant authorities to hasten the implementation of essential regulations.
The Commission’s statement focuses on two pivotal developments. Firstly, in an effort to streamline the electoral process and ensure a cohesive approach, the Commission has decided to simultaneously hold elections for the President, Vice President, and the House of Representatives, as stipulated in the Puntland constitution.
Secondly, the PEC has released an exhaustive schedule to guide electoral activities leading to the highly-anticipated voting day. This thorough planning allows the elections to unfold within a strategically designed four-month timeframe.