Somaliland: “Haysimo Residents to Fully Participate in Electoral Process” Elders


Haysimo Traditional elders at meeting in their regional capitazl Taleeh

By: Ahmed Mohamed Suleiman
TALEEH (Somalilandsun) – In order to have a say in national and local government affairs resident must participate in elections.
This was the unanimous agreement reacted by elders from Haysimo region during a broad meeting at the headquarters of Arolay district in the region where it was decided that all current and future actives of the Somaliland National Election Commission be undertaker in their region similarly to others in the country.

In a post meeting communiqué availed Dawan newspaper the elders stated “We have unanimously concurred to work closely with Somaliland authorities as pertains Development, Security and electioneering process, thus ongoing voter registration shall be undertaken in full”
The National Election Commission is engaged in voter registration for the Somaliland parliamentary and presidential elections slated for March 2017 with three political parties contesting the said.
If it so happens this shall be the first for the residents of the newly created administrative block that was curved from the wider Sool region and headquartered at Taleeh town.
According to elder Abdirashid Aw Jama Hirsi the meeting was very important as broad based issues related to the region’s multi-faceted development were discussed and agreed upon.
“We not only concurred on the importance of availing residents public services but the imperatives of fully cooperating with local and central Somaliland authorities” Said the elder
He also on behalf of the meeting urged the Hargeisa based government to harness resources targeting development in the area on order to foster nationalism among residents who are under pressure from Khatumo secession politicians.

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