Parliament approves National Armed Forces Act, Public Employees Retirement and Pensions Act Bills


By M.A. Egge

The week’s session of the House of Representatives chaired by the First Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives, Hon. Saeed Mire Giire, and the members approved the Bill of Law on pensions and rights of government employees.

With 45 MPs in attendance, 25 MPs agreed to approve it; four MPs rejected it while 15 MPs abstained from voting.

The law on pensions and rights of government employees which the House of Representatives has made amendments by making changes and supplements will now be forwarded to the senate.

On the other hand, the House of Representatives of Somaliland similarly passed the National Armed Forces Act, which the President of Somaliland H.E. Musa Bihi Abdi had earlier referred back to the House owing to changes he had deemed fit to address.

In essence the Bill contained 14 articles he purged 8 for not being in line with the constitution and amended the remaining 6.

The Bill of Somaliland National Army Act No. 105/2023 which was created by the Somaliland House of Representatives was approved by 45 members, ejected by 2 members, and 7 members abstained from voting.