Governance and Accountability
Hargeisa citizens are not satisfied with the provision of services from Hargeisa Local Council (HLC). Poor capacity and a lack of skills, proper planning and social accountability have led to weak service delivery and governance. Council election processes and a lack of public engagement further exacerbate this dissatisfaction. Local council election law has to be reformed if the local governance of Hargeisa is to improve. Informed by these findings, the Social Research and Development Institute (SORADI) mobilized citizens from across Hargeisa society and established a reform champions forum to lobby for electoral changes. Proposed amendments are expected to be forwarded to parliament in December 2017.
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