NOVEMBER 26, 2015
The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has pledged further material and technical support to regional assemblies of interim administrations, to strengthen institutions of parliament in the regions.
The support to regional assemblies by AMISOM, has been extended to the 89-Member Galmudug Regional Assembly members who concluded a five-day workshop on parliamentary functions, on Wednesday, 25 November 2015.
“Our desire to continue giving support to Galmudug Interim Administration, within our capacity, is exemplified by the training,” said the Deputy Special Representative of the AU Commission Chairperson (DSRCC), for Somalia, Hon. Lydia Wanyoto during the official closing of the training, in Mogadishu.
She said the training by AMISOM was African Union’s contribution towards the overall success of the legislature in regional states.
It is also part of AMISOM’s mandate, to support the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) in establishing the required institutions and conducive conditions for the conduct of free, fair and transparent elections by 2016, in accordance with the Provisional Constitution.
During the training, the legislators were taken through the function of law making, constituency and representation, the role of parliament in oversight and audit and parliamentary ethics.
AMISOM’s Political Office, which facilitated the training, has previously trained civil servants and parliamentarians.
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