Prime Minister, Hamza Abdi Barre paid an inspection to the Ministry
of Information and visited the official News Agency’s offices, meeting
the staff and he encourage them redouble their efforts in promoting
public services, raising awareness and convey Government’s message to
both local and International media.
The Prime Minister cut the ribbon of the new repaired offices and
re-start SMS messages for the agency during his stay at the Ministry. He
also visited the TV station and Radio Mogadishu Archive which was
established in 1951.
Somali National News Agency, SONNA was founded on January 5, 1964
under the Ministry of Information based in the capital Mogadishu and it
was operating throughout the 18th regions in the country before the
collapse of the central Government in 1990. I was the oldest media house
after Radio Mogadishu.
Ministry of Information of Somalia relaunched SONNA operations in
2011, in order, to restore the official news agency’s services to cover
the news in the country at large and feed the radio, the TV, the Paper
and other local media stations.
The Agency contributes news stories, and articles to other international news agencies and media houses.
Prime Minister Hamza Abdi Barre, Minister of Information, Daud Aweis
Jama and his Deputy, Abdirahman Yusuf Adal and Government officials
congratulated the news agency on 59th anniversary, praising the staff
for their hard-working.