Sabahi (Washington, DC)

14 January 2013

Somalia: Airport Immigration Transferred to Somali Government Control

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) donated a new immigration building at Mogadishu's Aden Adde International Airport to the Somali government on Sunday (January 14th), Somalia's RBC Radio reported.

The building, which houses offices, training facilities and overnight rooms for officers working early morning shifts, was constructed with funds from Japan.

"The government of Japan has been co-operating with IOM for five years to enhance the border management capacity in Somalia, which is crucial to stabilise the nation and improve security," said Japanese ambassador to Kenya Toshihisa Takata. "I hope the people working at the respective border management offices will increase their efficiency and effectiveness of their work by using the new facilities we have contributed to."

IOM has devoted a range of resources to increasing security at Somali ports of entry over the past year, including installing IOM's proprietary Personal Registration and Identification System at the airport and Mogadishu's seaport and training 84 officers from the departments of immigration, civil aviation, finance and customs to conduct immigration processes and border management.

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