Somaliland: Council of Cabinet Ministers in Maiden Delve into JPLG

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President Behi flanked by his deputy Sayli chair cabinet meeting of 6th Feb 2020 in Hargeisa Somaliland

Somalilandsun: The President H.E. Musa Bihi Abdi chaired the 54th Council of Cabinet meeting that for the first time had the JPLG delved upon in details at such level.
The Joint Program for Local Governance is technically led by the office of the VP since it was first introduced in the country in 2008.
The VP H.E. Abdirahman Abdillahi Ismael Seyli’i gave an outline re-cupping the history of the program since it’s inception whereby pilot project were initiated at eight districts to the present one in 2020 in which the Erigavo, Lasanod, and Ainabo districts are in the
itinerary.
On their part, the national JPLG officials who were at the Presidency gave detailed information on the programme whose projects focused on the uplifting of basic social necessity needs of the people like health, education and water services on one hand and on the other uplifting the income of the general local government authorities.
Meanwhile the minister of health development informed the cabinet on the readiness his department has gone to in order to guard the nation against the epidemic afflicting the world today, the coronavirus.
He noted that points of entry to the country have been prioritized in efforts to cushion the members of the public against the malaise just as they have stepped up public health hygiene dissemination and awareness.
It is worth noting that the JPLG is a UN program directed at 49 (now 39) least developed countries to uplift the standard of living of their populaces and bolstering their associated local governments and administrations.
The UN agency’s charged with the JPLG task top heads were in the country fortnight ago.
On the other hand, the coronavirus menace has lately been reported in our neighboring country of Ethiopia with over two dozen confirmations.

By M.A. Egge

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