Somaliland: VP opens two days National Women Conference in Borame

Borme (NAGAAD) The Vice President H.E Abdurrahman Abdullahi Ismail “Saylic” today officially opened the two days Somaliland Women Conference in the western town of Borame in Awdal region.

The Theme of Somaliland Women Conference is “An Equitable and inclusive elections for all is an integral part of the democratization process in Somaliland”

The Ministry of Employment, Social Affairs and Family (MESAF) with NAGAAD Network and recently-established parliamentary caucus for the advancement of women gender equality in politics and leadership is holding this conference which is focusing on Critical challenges of women’s political participation and representation in the decision-making process and leadership for inclusivity and equality for all.

In his speech, the Vice President of Somaliland pointed out that the Government is committed to implementing the quota for women, in order to create an environment where women can compete openly in private positions.

“Truly is a great pleasure for me to attend the venue whereby we are strengthening the quota for women is awaiting approval at the House of Representatives, we welcome this conference, I urge the two opposition parties to join our hands together in the endorsement of this bill into law, “said the Vice President.

Mr. Saleban Hassan Hadii , Mayor of Borama speaking on the occasion said , “I hope women will be happy with the meeting held in Borama on the implementation of the quota for women in the Somaliland national assemblies, and every government has in the past brought to Borame initiatives which have succeeded and this conference will be a success.

Somaliland’s Minister for Employment, Family and Social Affairs, Hon. Hinda Jama Gaani Speaking at the opening of the conference stated that the purpose of the national conference was to support and implementing the quota for women in Somaliland.

The purpose of this conference is for two purposes to support the decision of the President Somaliland on women quotas and also to make a clear commitment here, together with our National Parties, the Government, especially at a time we prepare for the upcoming elections and the parties have agreed to hold elections, so we want to know what each party has for women? What are their commitments? Women are the producers of every president and now they are left in the middle,” said Hon Hinda Jama Gani.

She added. “In accordance with the President of the Republic of Somaliland commitments, his motivation, encouragement, and his support, so we want to know what in (for us) hence we want to know what national parties have in store for us?

Ms. Nafisa Yusuf Mohamed, Nagaad Executive Director, speaking at the venue said, “We are pleased with the commitment shown in the implementation of the quota for women, she said; “We are very pleased with the commitment that we have been shown today by the Vice President, Ministers, honorable members of the two legislative houses (Representatives and Elders) members of the three official political parties and all stakeholders who support women are present here today attending this conference”.

Hon. Mahdi Ibrahim Bubaa, member of the Somaliland House of Representatives addressing the participants of the conference said that they are ready to work together to approve the quotas law in both the House of Representatives and elders and that God willing we shall hold our hands together to approve Somaliland women’s quota enactment so as to enable women to fully participate in the national political process.

Hon. Baar Said, the only woman in the House of Representatives (Elders and Representatives) who spoke at the meeting said she was pleased to discuss the implementation of the quota for women in partaking in Somaliland national councils.

Hon Mohamed Kahin Ahmed, Minister of Home Affairs and Minister of the Environment Hon. Haji Ismail Baandare, who spoke at the conference, said the government is ready to put into practice the quota for women, noting that the bill is now before the Parliament of Somaliland and it is important that it will be approved into law.

Mr. Hassan Said Yusuf, the secretary-general of KULMIYE party also spoke at the conference said we say; “The quotas bill which is currently being tabled in the Parliament is part of the campaign pledges made KULMIYE party when the Government succeeds in creating a Kulmiye government with a 30% quota for women.”

Somaliland government and the three national parties KULMIYE, WADDANI, and UCID signed a pledge to work together to implement the Somaliland women’s quota at the ongoing conference being held in Borame, Awdal region.

The Civil societies and communities at large, including women, are participating in the event in Borama for promoting gender equality and sustainable development in politics and leadership for all with a clear statement and declaration of Somaliland women’s quota enactment and application.

From the local to the global level, women’s leadership & political participation are restricted. Women are underrepresented as voters, as well as in leading positions, whether in elected office, the civil service, the private sector or academi

 

Shirweynaha Heer Qaran ee Hirgelinta Qoondada Haweenka Somaliland oo ka Furmay Boorama

 

Borame(NAGAAD)-Madaxweyne-ku-xigeenka Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland Md. Cabdiraxmaan Cabdillaahi Ismaaciil (Saylici), ayaa ka qayb-galay shirweynaha hirgelinta qoondada haweenka oo lagu qabtay magaalada Boorama ee xarunta Gobolka Awdal shalay.

Shirkan oo ay wada-jir u soo qabanqaabiyey Wasaaradda Shaqo-gelinta, Qoyska iyo Arrimaha Bulshada & Isku-xidhka Dalladda Haweenka ee Nagaad, waxa Madaxweyne-ku-xigeenka Somaliland ku wehelinayey xubno ka mid ah Golaha Wasiirrada, madaxda gobolka iyo madax ka socotay Hay’adaha kala duwan ee qaranka Somaliland iyo saddexda xisbi qaran, iyadoo muddada labada maalmood ah ee uu socon doono (Arbacada iyo Khamiista) lagu gorfaynayo sidii haweenka loogu samayn lahaa kooto gaar ah oo ay ku yeeshaan goleyaasha kala duwan ee qaranka.

Madaxweyne-ku-xigeenka Somaliland oo halkaas hadal ka jeediyey, ayaa tilmaamay in Xukuumadda ay ka go’an tahay hirgelinta qoondada haweenka, si loo hirgeliyo jawi ay haweenku si furan dhexdooda ugu tartami lahaayeen xilal gaar loogu xidhay.

“Runtii waxa farxad weyn ii ah in aan ka soo qaybgalo madashan lagu xoogaynayo ee lagu xoojinayo sidii kootada dumarka loo sharciyeyn lahaa ee Golaha Baarlamanka Somaliland ee uu horyaallo looga sharciyeyn lahaa ama loo dhaafin lahaa, markaa aad iyo aad ayaad ugu mahadsantihiin, waxaanan leenahay shirkan waannu soo dhawaynaynaa, labada xisbi qaran ee mucaaridka ahna waxa aan leeyahay dan qaran ayeynu wada wadnaa haweenkuna waa haweenkeenii ee aynu ka wada hawlgalno sidii aynu ugu ansixin lahayn,” ayuu yidhi Madaxweyne-ku-xigeenka Somaliland.

Maayirka magaalada Boorama Md. Saleebaan Xasan Xaddi oo halkaas ka hadlay, ayaa sheegay inuu rajaynayo in dumarku ay farxad kala noqdon doonaan shirkan lagu qabtay Boorama ee lagaga hadlayo hirgelinta qoondada haweenka laga siinayo golayaasha qaranka Somaliland, waxaannu yidhi; “Dowladkasta iyo waxkasta oo wanaagsan oo la dhisayo Boorama ayaa lala iman jiray, markaa haddii maanta shirkii halkan lala yimid arrintiinu horta way hirgelaysaa.”

Wasiirka Shaqo-gelinta, Qoyska iyo Arrimaha Bulshada Somaliland Marwo Hinda Jaamac Gaani oo iyaduna furitaankii shirkaas hadal ka jeedisay, ayaa tilmaantay in ujeedada shirkan heer qaran yahay sidii loo taageeri lahaa, loona hirgelin lahaa qoondada haweenka Somaliland.

“Ujeedada aannu shirkan u qabanay waa laba ujeedo oo ah in la taageero go’aankii uu Madaxweynaha Qaranka Somaliland ee kootada iyo sidoo kale in anaga iyo Guddidayada axsaabta qaranka, dowladda dhammaantayo anaga oo iskaashanayna aannu ballanqaad cad halkan ka samayno, iyadoo maanta la taagan yahay xiligii doorashada loo baxayey, waxayna xisbiyadu ogolaadeen in doorashadu dhacdo, markaa waxa aannu doonaynaa in aannu ogaano xisbi walba muxuu haweenka u hayaa? Maxaa ka go’an? Haweenku waa cidda soo saarta Madaxweyne kasta, haddana waxa lagaga tagaa meel dhexe,” ayey tidhi marwo Hinda Gaani.

Waxayna intaas ku dartay; “Anaga oo ka duulayna Madaxweynaha Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland ee maanta niyadda uu u hayo, dardargelinta, dhiirigelintiisa, is-garab taagiisa iyo ku-dhicidda, markaa anaga oo taas ka duulayna waxa aannu doonaynaa in aannu ogaano (haddii aannu haweenka nahay) cid waliba maxay noo haysaa xisbiyada qarankoow?

 

Agaasimaha Fulinta NAGAAD Nafiisa Yuusuf Maxamed, oo iyaduna halkaas ka hadashay, ayaa sheegtay inay aad ugu faraxsan yihiin ballanqaadka la muujiyey ee lagu caddeeyey hirgelinta kootada haweenka, waxayna tidhi; “Aad ayaan ugu faraxsannahay ballanqaadka iyo ka-go’naanshaha (commitment) la muujiyey, iyadoo aannu maanta ka-go’naanshaha la muujiyey aannu ku qirayno in Madaxweyne-ku-xigeenka iyo Wasiirradii ay halkan marayaan oo ay baarlamaankii labada gole (Guurtida iyo Wakiillada) ay halkan marayaan, saddexda xisbi qaran ay marayaan oo ciddii ay ku xidhnayd taageerada haweenku maanta halkan ayey marayaan oo shirkan way wada joogaan.”

 

Md. Mahdi Ibraahim Buubaa oo ka socday Golaha Wakiillada Somaliland oo isna shirkaas hadal ka jeediyey, ayaa sheegay in iyadoo la iskaashanayo laga wada shaqayn doono sidii sharciga jidanaya qoondada haweenka looga ansixin lahaa labada gole ee Guurtida iyo Wakiillada, waxaannu yidhi; “Waxa aan maanta rajaynaynaa haddii Ilaahay yidhaahdo in innaga oo gacmaha is wada-haysana aynu labada goleba dhaafin doono sharcigaas oo uu hirgeli doono in kooto loo xidho haween-weynaha Jamhuuriyadda Somaliland, kaasoo ay kaga qaybqaataan miiska siyaasadda qaranka lagu jarayo inay qayb ka ahaadaan oo ay soo fadhiistaan.”

Marwo Baar Siciid oo ah haweenayda qudha ee ku jirta Golayaasha Baarlamanka (Guurtida iyo Wakiillada) oo iyaduna shirkaas ka hadashay inay aad ugu faraxsantahay shirkan lagu gorfaynayo sidii loo hirgelin lahaa qoondada loogu talogalay in haweenka laga siiyo golayaasha qaranka Somaliland.

Wasiirka Arrimaha Gudaha Md. Maxamed Kaahin Axmed iyo Wasiirka Degaanka marwo Shugri Xaaji Ismaaciil Baandare oo iyaguna shirkaas hadallo ka jeediyey, ayaa sheegay in Xukuumaddu diyaar u tahay sidii loo dhaqan-gelin lahaa qoondada haweenka, iyagoo xusay in sharcigaas uu hadda horyaalo Golayaasha Baarlamanka Somaliland, ayna muhiim tahay in laga wada shaqeeyo sidii loo ansixin lahaa si uu u noqdo sharci ansax ah oo lagu dhaqmo.

Waxa kaloo furitaankii shirkaas ka hadlay Xoghayaha Guud ee xisbiga KULMIYE Md. Xasan Siciid Yuusuf, waxaannu yidhi; “Xeerka kootaha ee hadda horyaal Baarlamanka waa ballanqaadkii xisbiga KULMIYE ee ahaa marka uu Xukuumadda ku guulaysto in Xukuumadda ka dhalata KULMIYE ay kooto 30% ah u samayso haweenka.”

Shirkan ka furmay magaalada Boorama ee xarunta Gobolka Awdal, waxay Xukuumadda Somaliland iyo saddexda xisbi qaran ee KULMIYE, WADDANI iyo UCID ku saxeexeen axdi ballanqaad ah oo lagu muujiyey in laga wada shaqeeyo sidii loo hirgelin lahaa qoondada haweenka Somaliland.

 



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