The United Nations has commenced training of Galmudug State Assembly members to strengthen their legislative capacities, as part of ongoing efforts to build nascent Federal State institutions in Somalia.
“Ultimately, I believe cultural change will favour women, especially when we move to party politics, where leaders are elected on the basis of their manifestos and not gender.”
On 24 November Jubbaland became the first Federal State in Somalia to conclude selection of candidates for seats in the House of the People. Now the state's electoral officials are being invited by other Federal States to share their recipe for success.
Two candidates were voted to the House of the People as the electoral process for Banaadir region started today.
The peaceful exercise saw the re-election of former second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mahad Abdalla Awad, and newcomer Khalid Maow Abdulkadir.