Puntland’s Minister of Constitution, Democratization and Federal affairs has presented the Ministry’s work plan in the upcoming five years (2014-2019), during a ceremony held in the state’s capital, Garowe.
The Ceremony was attended by Vice President Abdihakim Amay, Deputy Parliament Speakers, several ministers and Representatives from the International Communtiy.
Delivering her speech, Mrs Sahra Said Nur outlined the key plans of her Ministry which will be mainly focusing on implementing and enhancing the Democratization process.
Among the other plans are; Promoting Civic education, reforming the constitution, establishing an electoral commission and representing Puntland in the development of Federalism in Somalia.
Puntland’s new administration has promised to transform the state from from clan-based representation to directly-elected government.
The International Community together with donors are supporting the semi-autonomous region in implementing the system, which will pave way for one-man one vote elections.
Previous Puntland’s administration led by Ex-President Farole attempted to transform the state from the long clan-based system, but was forced to cancel the process amid criticism of controversial procedures.