MOGADISHU (Sh.M.Network)—AMISOM regrets reports that charcoal is being exported out of Somalia in violation of United Nations Security Council resolution 2036 and Somali national law.
Although AMISOM is not mandated to scrutinize commercial activities in Somalia, the Mission is cognizant of its responsibilities in contributing to restore peace, security and law and order in the country.
In this regard, AMISOM reaffirms its commitment to support the Federal Government of Somalia in its efforts to stamp out this illegal trade in charcoal.
AMISOM welcomes the Somali government’s decision in forming a Task Force to deal with the issue. The Mission will fully cooperate with the Task Force and do all that it is necessary to facilitate it s work.
Source: AMISOM PRESS RELEASE