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UN transfers election funds to Federal Government

Mogadishu (SD) – The Federal Government of Somalia and the United Nations Political Office for Somalia has today signed in Mogadishu a portion of the election budget worth seven million two hundred thousand dollars ($ 7.2 Million).

The funds, provided by donors assisting Somalia, is to facilitate the acceleration of elections in Somalia.

Somali government spokesman Mohamed Ibrahim Maalim confirmed that the Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble office signed the election budget deal with the United Nations office in Somalia.

“The Office of the Prime Minster signed 7.2M election financing agreement with UN in Somalia today which is part of donor contribution to the country’s election. This will expedite the ongoing election process.” tweeted Moalimuu.

Somali Government officials did not say whether the government would contribute to the election.

“Somalia’s international partners today approved $ 7.7 million in support of the indirect electoral process, including public awareness, winning the 30% quota for women, and operations,” A UN statement said.

Elections for the Upper House have recently begun in the country, with all regional administrations expected to complete the election of the 54-seat House, with 9 seats elected so far.


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