The independent electoral commission(NIEC) and Galmudug youths held discussions on how to enhance youth participation in the electoral process.
The forum was widely a question and answer session where the youth participants, numbering about a hundred, asked the electoral body’s delegation comprising the chair Ms. Halima Ismail, Commissioner Said Warsame and legal director Andikarim, questions regarding the upcoming One person one vote elections, scheduled for 2020 and how youth can adversely contribute to the electoral process.
The chairperson, Ms. Ismail and the speakers, in answering most of the youth’s questions promised the commission’s commitment in ensuring youth participation in the electoral process is enhanced through civic education, awareness and sensitization. The newly established commission’s office in Dhusamareeb will play a vital role in ensuring sensitization of the youth in the electoral process through its outreach department.
The delegation is scheduled to return to Mogadishu today.