Somalia Launches “Towards Peace and Stability” Fund with Italian Support

Published: September 13, 2023
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Prime Minister Hamsa Abdi Barre Highlights the Importance of Government Services Restoration

by Abdirizak Shiino
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Mogadishu, Somalia – Prime Minister Hamsa Abdi Barre of the Federal Republic of Somalia unveiled the “Towards Peace and Stability in Somalia” (TPSS) fund in a significant ceremony held in Mogadishu. This initiative, which aims to bring lasting peace and stability to Somalia, is being executed with crucial support from the Government of Italy. The event garnered significant attention from various stakeholders, including government officials, diplomats, and representatives from United Nations agencies and development organizations.

Addressing the gathering at the opening ceremony, Prime Minister Hamsa underscored the paramount importance of restoring government services that have been absent in Somalia for an extended period. He emphasized that the TPSS Fund represents a pivotal step towards achieving this vital goal. “This initiative is a testament to the dedication of our government in rebuilding the essential services that have long eluded our nation,” Prime Minister Hamsa declared.

The Prime Minister lauded the TPSS Fund as a visionary project that holds the potential to shape Somalia’s future positively. He expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the Government of Italy for its steadfast support in promoting the initiative and urged the international community to rally behind this cause to ensure its success. “We call upon the global community to shine brightly on this endeavor, for the sake of peace and stability in Somalia,” he stated.

Ambassador Alberto Vecchi
Ambassador Alberto Vecchi

Ambassador Alberto Vecchi, the Italian ambassador to Somalia, also spoke at the ceremony, reaffirming Italy’s unwavering commitment to the cause of peace and stability in Somalia. Ambassador Vecchi asserted that the key to Somalia’s progress and prosperity lies in maintaining peace and stability within the nation. He further pledged Italy’s continued support in promoting the TPSS Fund, with the ultimate goal of enabling the Somali government to provide comprehensive services to its citizens.

The opening ceremony of the TPSS Fund was a momentous occasion, attended by a diverse array of officials from both the Governments of Somalia and Italy, as well as diplomats and representatives from various United Nations agencies and development organizations. This substantial turnout underscores the collective commitment to rebuilding Somalia and fostering lasting peace and stability.

The launch of the TPSS Fund marks a significant milestone in Somalia’s journey towards a brighter and more stable future. With the unwavering support of Italy and the international community, Prime Minister Hamsa Abdi Barre and the Somali government are taking concrete steps to revitalize essential government services, thereby paving the way for a more peaceful and prosperous Somalia.