African Union Mission in Somalia’s (AMISOM) Senior Public Information Officer, Mr. Eloi Yao has commended Sierra Leone for being the first country outside East Africa to deploy its troops.

He made this disclosure at a two-day communications workshop organized by the AMISOM in Kampala, Uganda over the weekend.

The workshop was attended by 59 participants from the Troop/Police Contributing Countries (T/PCCs), namely Uganda, Burundi, Djibouti, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Ethiopia and Liberia. The main purpose of the workshop for participants to learn from the T/PCCs’ experiences in relation to public information in order to harmonize all communication plans on AMISOM’s work in Somalia.