European Union has announced the donation of $6M to Somalia government as part of Somalia Stability Fund.
EU said the funds will help the government to rebuild local governance, infrastructure and livelihoods in the newly accessible districts in Central and Southern Somalia.
“Local governance and socio economic recovery are key for achieving sustainable peace and stability in Somalia. The partnership between the Somali Government and SSF is crucial in progressing towards this common goal”, said Michele Cervone d’Urso, Head of the EU in Somalia.
The EU also promised to help emerging Interim administrations such as Jubba administration, South West administration and possibly Central regional administration.
EU is Somalia’s main development partner with half of EU assistance focusing development projects such as governance, education and economic development.
On the other hand, EU said they will actively engaged in diplomacy and supported to the political process and security.
EU also trains Somalia security forces as part of capacity building of the security agencies in the recuperating state.