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International partners commit to support the Constitutional Review Process

Storyline:National News

On Sunday, 25th August 2019, EISA visited Villa Somalia to pay a courtesy visit to the Minister of Constitutional Affairs of the Federal Republic of Somalia, Honourable Minister Salah Ahmed Jama.

Led by the Country Director, Mr Mukenyi BADIBANGA, the EISA delegation was welcomed by the Director-General of the Ministry, Mr Mohamed Abukar Zubeyr, before engaging with Minister Salah.

After a brief description of the support by EISA towards the Constitutional Review Process (CRP) in Somalia, EISA shared details some of the deliverables achieved under EISA’s four-year programme which ran from 2014 to 2018 with generous funding from the Embassy of Sweden in Nairobi.

“EISA values the collaboration with Somali partners in general and remains dedicated to supporting the CRP in Somalia under its new programme titled “Support Towards a Democratic, Unified and Peaceful Somalia – STAND UP SOMALIA”, said Mr Mukenyi in his introduction to Minister Salah.

After a warm welcome that included invaluable advice on EISA’s future support, the Honourable Minister acknowledged the work of EISA on the continent in general and, in particular, in Somalia and encouraged the collaboration between the two institutions for substantial actions towards supporting the work plan of the Ministry.

“We appreciate the commitment of EISA towards the CRP and look forward to engaging further on significant milestones as laid by the Ministry”, Minister Salah said.

The two institutions discussed various aspects of the collaboration and agreed to pursue the conversation in the days to come in order to accelerate the implementation of CRP activities.

STAND UP Somalia aims to support state actors, the 2020/2021 electoral process, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), and enhance the participation of women, youth and the citizenry at large in the political processes. The Swedish Embassy in Nairobi is continuing its much appreciated support to EISA for STAND UP SOMALIA.