By Goth Mohamed Goth
Mr. Sharmake Ahmed Muhumed Gelle, Chairman of the Somaliland Civil Service Commission and the Civil Service Institute on Thursday, met with Mr. Hugh Riddell, Country Representative for the World Bank and his delegation.
During the meeting, Mr. Sharmake Ahmed Muhumed Gelle, Chairman of the Somaliland civil service commission briefed the visiting World Bank delegation on the progress and achievements of Somaliland Civil Service Strengthening Project which aims to build systems and capabilities within the civil service to manage human resources and payroll more efficiently. Moreover, it will advance the capability of the government to manage transparent and competitive recruitment processes. The project is implemented by the Civil Service Commission.
On his part, Mr. Mr. Hugh Riddell, Country Representative for the World Bank lauded the Somaliland civil service commission for recent completion of civil servants registration process and most of all, for effectively implementing the Civil Service Strengthening Project which aim to support Somaliland government in creating an efficient civil service and the good working relation with the bank. I am looking forward in enhancing our collaboration in the future.
The institutions that will benefit from this project include the Somaliland Civil Service Commission and the Civil Service Institute, the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs (MoLSA), the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Planning and National Development, and sector specific ministries which focus on economic development.
The project is funded through the World Bank-administered Multi Partner Fund, with the support of the following partners: United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DfID), the European Union (EU), the Swedish International Development Cooperation (SIDA), the Royal Norwegian Embassy, Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), the Swiss Agency for Development Co-operation (SDC), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and the World Bank’s State- and Peacebuilding Fund (SPF).