The Somali government has announced that government forces in Gedo and Jubba will soon be receiving stipends in order to strengthen the fight against Al Shabab.
Speaking to the government soldiers in Elwak, deputy minister for defense of the TFG Abdirashid Mohamed Hiddig said the soldiers operating in Gedo and Jubba will receive regular pay after registration and listing.
Mr. Hiddig said the administration in Gedo will be fully armed and the national military court will be established to ensure the good discipline of the soldiers.
Hiddig met with the heads of the government soldiers and Raaskamboni group, among them Sheikh Ahmed Madoobe. The deputy minister also visited the central police station and health centers where the injured government soldiers in the latest assault on Al Shabab are being nurtured.
Hiddig urged the soldiers to maintain peace which he said is breached by Al Shabab.