Puntland’s new minister for women affairs and Family Development Anisa Abdulkadir Haji Mumin has today officially taken over office in a ceremony held at the Ministry’s headquarters in Garowe.
Former Minister Halimo Haji Hassan handed over to the new minister documents containing the recent developments achieved by the previous team of the ministry and pending plans.
New Minister for women affairs Anisa Hajji Mumin thanked the Ex-minister for the efforts and commitment showed during her tenure.
She added that the Ministry will take the right steps to protect and strengthen the right of the women.
‘’ Currently there are women undergoing difficulties whereby some of them even don’t have antenatal care. We will strive on protecting them and fight for their deserved rights,’’ pledged Ms. Anisa, who recently was a Education and Child rights activist.
In a recent poll made, Somalia was ranked fifth in a list of worst countries a woman can live. According to U.N figures, one woman dies for every 100 live births.
At least five women have managed to feature in the new cabinet of President Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, whereby two of them are full ministers and other three deputy ministers. Women in Puntland recently carried out a massive campaign in order to be given a large quota in the state’s cabinet and Parliament.