Somaliland: VP Sayli Officiates Tri Party Conference to Reform Management of Local Authorities in JPLG Venture


A section of the JPLG meeting paticipants

By: Osman A.M.

HARGEISA (Somalilandsun) – The Vice President Hon. Abdirahman Abdillahi Zeyli’i graced a 3 day seminar aimed at impacting improved managerial & enhanced administrative skills to Local Governments under a pilot project targeting specific municipalities and some ministries in a program dubbed Joint Program on Local Government (JPLG).

The seminar is intended to evaluate attained priorities, failure in achieving the goals, reasons for non achievement in additional to exploring the prospects & setbacks experienced so far in the targeted councils under the combined scheme bringing municipalities on one hand, implementing Ministries on the other, as well as donor partners funding the program in JPGL.

The V-P was flanked by cabinet colleagues’ in-charge of Water, Health & Deputy Ministers for Interior, National Planning & Public Works together with Mayors, Executive Secretaries & technical staff of local authorities from the targeted councils under the project during the start of the 3 days conference that kicked on Monday at Ambassador Hotel in Hargeisa.

VP Sayli (R) and other dignitaies at the JPLG meeting in Hargeisa

The V-P appreciated the role played by the donor partners in funding the pilot project assuring the planting of the entire scheme to all municipalities across the nation due to the tangible impacts witnessed in the joint venture.

Zeyli’i also revealed to the attendees that a cabinet committee in-charge of JPLG has already been established and have harmonized modalities whose draft bill is to be tabled before the cabinet soon so as to incorporate their input in consideration for ultimate approval.

He was also optimistic that with proper administrative & legal framework in place, the management of Local Government would be enhanced thence reforming their skills consequently raising public confident generally.

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