By Goth Mohamed Goth
Vice President H.E Abdurrahman Abdullah Ismael Saylic today inaugurated several development projects in Burao, in Togdheer region of Somaliland.
Among the projects inaugurated today were the expansion of Burao water supply project and the school of vocational training, University of Burao he was shown newly acquired machinery.
To support this process, the Vice-President has identified and appointed seven ministers to form an Inter-Ministerial Committee on Local Governance (IMCLG). Amongst a broad range of solutions, the JPLG is providing technical support to the IMCLG to help promote and develop local governance through an effective decentralization process.
This comes a one day after he visited the port city of Berbera to inspect ongoing JPLG projects.
In order to create public awareness on this process, Somaliland’s administration has produced a film on decentralization, highlighting citizens’ experience of local governance and service delivery, and the hopes they and civil servants have for increased empowerment of local government
In Somaliland, the constitution adopted in 2001, lays down the legal framework for decentralization. The President appointed champion for local governance, Vice President AbdirahmanAbdillahi Ismail Sayli, described how decentralization brings a tangible change in the lives of citizens, by bringing government and its services closer to them. To support these efforts, JLPG is being implemented in Somaliland by ILO, UNCDF, UNDP, UN-Habitat, UNICEF and Somaliland’s administration. Currently, JPLG is working with 7 districts (Berbera, Boroma, Burao, Gabiley, Hargeisa, Odweine, and Sheikh) to increase civil servants’ capacity, while developing processes and systems that more effectively deliver services to their constituents.
JPLG is working with 7 districts (Berbera, Boroma, Burao, Gabiley, Hargeisa, Odweine, and Sheikh) to increase civil servants’ capacity, while developing processes and systems that more effectively deliver services to their constituents.
The JPLG is helping Somaliland’s administration to develop for citizens to engage in policy formulation, as well as systems that help prioritize projects while developing local partnerships for their implementation.