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Understanding the Hargeisa Local Council System

This report highlights the impressive achievements realized as a result of implementation of the project titled: Understanding the Hargeisa Local Council System: Phase 2, which focused on Working towards Political & Social Accountability and Citizens ’ Participation of Hargeisa Local Council, for the period of 2017, specifically in Hargeisa District of Somaliland.
The aim of the project was to strengthen the Accountability and Citizens’ Participation at the Hargeisa Local Council and Municipality. A SORADI research findings in 2016 has shown that a combination of flaws in the Local Election Laws, failure of political party system and imposition from clan interests allows for the emergence of unqualified and unaccountable local council members.