Wanyoto to head AU Mission in Somalia
Publish Date: Jun 19, 2014
Wanyoto to head AU Mission in Somalia
Lydia Wanyoto Mutende
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By Vision Reporter

The Deputy Special Representative of the Chairperson of African Union Commission (DSRCC), Lydia Wanyoto Mutende will head the AU Mission in Somalia until the appointment of a replacement.

Wanyoto, a former East African Legislative Assembly member takes office effective July 2, 2014 when the incumbent ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif leaves office.

According to statement issued by AMISOM in Mogadishu, Ambassador Mahamat Saleh Annadif will leave the mission on same date.  

Mahamat Saleh Annadif on Wednesday held separate meetings with the president, the Somalia’s prime minister and the speaker and formally introduced the deputy special representative, Mutende and the recently appointed police commissioner, Anand Pillay, as part of the handover process.

He said: “As I leave Somalia, I’m impressed by your determination to bring sustainable peace and stability to your country. I’m particularly happy to note that the horn of African nation is currently enjoying its longest period of relative peace since 1991 and that through your leadership, we have of late witnessed amicable resolution of disputes amongst various different groups.”

The AU Special Representative thanked Troop Contributing Countries (TCCs) as well as international partners, notably the UN and the EU, for supporting him during his tenure and for their continued commitment to peace and stability in Somalia.

The contribution of Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sierra Leone and Uganda to the building of peace in Somalia is something of which all Africans can be proud.


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