SNA AND AMISOM TROOPS PREPARE FOR GOOLWEYN



STORY: SNA AND AMISOM TROOPS PREPARE FOR GOOLWEYN
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DATELINE: 30th/AUGUST/2014, GOOLWEYNE, SOMALIA

SHOTLIST
1. Wide shot, AMISOM radio equipment
2. Wide shot, AMISOM radio equipment
3. Med shot, radio equipment
4. Close up, AMISOM radio equipment
5. Wide shot, Wiring above Goolweyn
6. Soundbite: (ENGLISH) Maj. Deo Akiiki, AMISOM Uganda Contingent Public Information Officer:
“This radio equipment is to push out key messages that we think the Somali population should listen to and majorly we are broadcasting messages that explain the role of AMISOM, the role of government and how the population should resist the lies that al Shabaab tell them and follow our instructions during the operations. We are telling them to avoid some places which can be dangerous to them during the operations. We are also telling them how after their liberation, they will be able to get better services instead of relying on al Shabaab, which is snatching their taxes and using them for selfish gains, taking away their lives by executing them, recruiting their young children, instead of leaving these young children to go to school and have a better future.”
7. Med shot, radio equipment
8. Med shot, Maj. Deo Akiiki adjusting knobs on the console
9. Wide shot, soldiers on parade
10. Wide shot, AMISOM Uganda Contingent commander Brig. Dick Olum joins the soldiers on parade
11. Med shot, soldier salutes Brig. Dick Olum
12. Med shot, some of the soldiers on parade
13. Med shot, Contingent commander Brig. Dick Olum speaks to the soldiers
14. Med shot, Contingent commander addressing the soldiers
15. Wide shot, Contingent commander addressing the troops
16. Close up, soldiers on parade
17. Med shot, Contingent commander Brig. Dick Olum speaks to the soldiers
18. Wide shot, soldiers on parade
19. Soundbite: (ENGLISH), Brig. Dick Olum, AMISOM Uganda Contingent Commander:
“When you are preparing for battle, you have to put all things, your house in order. What happens here is that you check on all equipment, this is the final touches. I want to see how my tanks are, I want to see how my trucks are, I want to see how my engineering equipment are, I want to see what my soldiers are doing, the morale they have; this is the essence of doing this. It is very important.
20. Med shot, some of the soldiers
21. Med shot, soldiers in morale boosting activities
22. Med shot, soldiers moving to their trucks
23. Med shot, Governor Lower Shabelle regional government Abdul Kadir JS Siidi speaking to residents
24. Med shot, SNA soldiers
25. Close up, SNA soldier walking
26. Med shot, Goolweyn town
27. Wide shot, soldiers walk into Goolweyn town
28. Med shot, soldier on guard
29. Med shot, house in Goolweyne town
30. Med shot, soldiers walking
31. Med shot, camels in Goolweyne town
32. Wide shot, camels in Goolweyne town

STORY

The ongoing operation by the Somali National Army and the African Union Mission in Somalia saw the small towns of Goolweyn and Jerlio captured from the al Shabaab yesterday.

Goolweyn located in Lower Shabeelle was of significance to the terrorists having been used as a base to launch attacks against AMISOM and SNA in areas of Shalamboot, Qoryooley and the AMISOM defense post in Beladamin.

The troops have deployed radio equipment being used to communicate with the residents ahead of the operation.

Speaking ahead of the operation, the AMISOM Ugandan contingent Public information office Major Deo Akiiki said the radio engagement is essential not only to engage with the residents but also counter the al Shabaab propaganda.

“This radio equipment is to push out key messages that we think the Somali population should listen to and majorly we are broadcasting message that explain the role of AMISOM, the role of government and how the population should resist the lies that al Shabaab tell them and follow our instructions during the operations. We are telling them to avoid some places which can be dangerous to them during the operations. We are also telling them how after their liberation, they will be able to get better services instead of relying on al Shabaab, which is snatching their taxes and using them for selfish gains, taking away their lives by executing them, recruiting their young children, instead of leaving these young children to go to school and have a better future,” he said.

The Ugandan AMISOM Contingent Commander Brig. Dick Olum said adequate preparations are essential to ensuring a successful operation.

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