HARGEISA– A large gathering aimed at bolstering the country’s national security kicked off in Hargeisa a couple of days ago. The ministry of interior which is in charge of homeland security in Somaliland organized the gathering which saw the attendance of planning ministry, Good Governance and Anti Corruption Agency, and Denmark’s Developmental Agency (Danida).
Somaliland Police, the immigration department, fire fighters and both int’l agencies and local organizations including EUCAP,MONPD, EU,OXFOM, UN, IOM,CPC, NAGAD,SONYO, SONSAF and HRC attended.
The gist of the meeting was to put in place a robust security system that will protect country’s homeland security and the well being of its citizens from any security threat be it terrorism, domestic crimes and any danger that the country may face. The conference set up a plan to develop the country’s national security in collaboration with security agencies under the banner of the interior ministry. Somaliland lies in a region where terrorism and piracy are rampant due to the collapse of Somalia’s central govt in the 1990’s.