Horndiplomat-Somaliland Cabinet of Ministers today met on their normal weekly meeting chaired by the President Muse Bihi Abdi and vice president Abdirahman Abdilahi Ismail approves 20% Quota for Women and minority clans in the Upcoming Parliament and Local Councils Elections.-HornDiplomat reports
The cabinet has approved a comprehensive electoral law including a quota for women and minority clans in the House of Representatives. The quota for women is 18 seats out of the 82 House members. The Bill will go to the Parliament.
Somaliland members from Quota Task Force told to the local media in the approval of Women’s Quota by Somaliland Cabinet of Ministers.
“We congratulates Somaliland women for this milestone achieved, and thanks to Somaliland president Muse biihi and his cabinet for approving women’s quota.”Said Asmahan, chairperson of Nagaad Network
“As a Quota Task Force we are appreciating Somaliland cabinet for their approval of women’s quota, and requesting the Somaliland parliament to pass it as well” Mustafe Sacad, SONSAF chairperson.
“This is a historical day for Somaliland women, but there is a long way to go to get the Quota,Our Message to the parliament is clear, and we are requesting from you to approve as its” Sa’dia Abdi, Member of Quota Task Force.
“As a Quota Task Force, we are very happy to hear that women quota is approved by the Somaliland cabinet, We are also demanding the parliament and other stakeholders to work with us the rest” Omer Migane, SONYO chairperson.
Somaliland declared its independence nearly three decades ago from Somalia, but despite having its own currency, parliament, military and legal system The territory has been experiencing stability and economic prosperity and has been influential in the fight against piracy and terrorism in the Horn of Africa.