AU plans to digitize data of all troops in Somalia




MOGADISHU, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) — The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has announced plans to digitize data of all its troops in the Horn of Africa nation.

John Kisaale, a data management facilitator with the AU mission, said the digital integration of its personnel data is aimed at fast tracking the submission of troop nominal rolls.

“At the end of the day, we expect the running and management of personnel data will be smooth; and will translate to timely payment of the troops,” Kisaale said in a statement issued on Friday evening.

He said the migration from paper-based data to an online database, is also expected to hasten compensation and payout of allowances to the Mission’s uniformed personnel.

According to AMISOM, at least 46 military and police personnel successfully concluded training on Friday, aimed at enhancing their knowledge on information and database management.

Participants were drawn from all AMISOM sectors and comprised of administrative officers, Board of Inquiry officers and data clerks, whose duties involve handling personnel issues and providing mission support.

“This course is therefore coming at the right time, as it will help us to manage our personnel in a more professional manner; to enable your effective contribution to the overall goal of bringing peace to Somalia,” said Maurice Gateretse, AMISOM deputy force commander in-charge of support and logistics.


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