By NJ Correspondent:
President of the federal government of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo visited afgoye town about 30 kilometers southwest of capital city Mogadishu on Monday.
The president was accompanied by high-level delegation including; defense minister, MPs, intelligence, Military and police officials.
He was welcomed to the town by a team led by Southwest State governor Sharif Hassan and local residents who were cheering somali songs while waving Somali flags.
The president’s visits to towns with the coutry is aimed to build trust and moral to the citizens and the national security forces.
He made similar visits to Baidoa town two weeks ago.
Farmaajo is expected to hold meetings with the region’s administration, security forces officials, and traditional elders to discuss ways to regain the security the situation of the region and to develop mechanisms to clear Al-Qaida affiliated group Alshabaab from the region.
His visits will boosts the Somali National Army (SNA) forces in frontline battling with Al shabaab.
Africa union peace-keeping forces and Somali forces were beefed-up to restore and tighten security of the town a head of president’s visits.
Al-Shabaab has been in decline since 2011, but still control some areas and launches regular, deadly attacks against government, military and civilian targets in the capital and elsewhere.