Somaliland:Women Umbrella Organization Nagaad Encourage Women to Join Politics


Somalilandsun:Umbrella for women organizations Nagaad held a women only meeting at the prestigious Mansoor Hotel. The umbrella organization commended the
president of the republic H.E Musa Bihi Abdi for earmarking quotas for
women parliamentarians and councilors in the 2019 elections.

This is according to Somaliland News Agency ( reporters at
the meeting. The ruling party Kulmiye secretary general Mr.Hassan Saeed
Yusuf, top Nagaad officials and the chairmen of the women affairs from the
three national political parties occasioned the meeting.

The second vice chairman of Nagaad Women Umbrella Organization Mrs.Khadra
Omar Hassan thanked the head of state for giving women the opportunity to
represent their interest in parliament and council. She called on women
voters to vote for their gender so as to further women causes in politics.

Philanthropist Edna Adam Ismael said that time has come for women to take
their role in national building through joining political parties. She
urged the three national political parties to make sure women have fair
representations in their parties or else they will lose out on women voters

Ruling party secretary general Mr.Hassan Saeed Yusuf said that president
Musa Bihi Abdi was fulfilling the promises made during the electioneering
period. He congratulated the head of state for allocating women their share
of the national cake.

Mrs.Hukun Ali Dahir an official from the women affairs of the opposition
party UCID thanked the president for giving women the platform to voice
their interest and rights in politics.

Also speaking at the meeting was the women rep for the opposition national
party Wadani Mrs.Asha Mohammud, the chairman of women affairs of the ruling
party Kulmiye Mrs.Dalays Shire Farah and the director of Nagaad women
organization Mrs.Nafisa Yusuf all of whom called of the national political
parties to give women their share of political seats in parliament and the