"If it was a UN force, we would be providing more resources.
"They say 'show us what you can do so we can give you more resources and more strength'. How many more lives must be lost before it is realized that somebody has to do something," the envoy said.
"AMISOM is keeping the government alive, but we must do more than keeping the government alive. You must make sure the government can keep itself alive. You can't keep being a machine for a government to live."The government's capacity to provide basic services to the long-suffering population must be strengthened if the militant threat is to be beaten, Sangqu added."You see Shebab collecting taxes and organising new generating services that outshines the capacity of the government."The international community has to ensure that we provide the necessary nucleus capacity for the transitional government to be able to stand on its own."The international community may have to accept "moderate" members of Shebab in any new government after August, he said.China's emphasis on putting Somalia high on the Security Council agenda has also been welcomed by European nations, who have spent heavily on equipment and training for AMISOM and Somali forces.
They are in turn demanding more effort from the transitional government."We also have to be very clear," said German ambassador Peter Wittig."The Security Council cannot by itself bring a solution to the conflict. We expect the transitional federal government and the parliament to live up to their own commitments."