The Office of the Puntland Human Rights Defender has been cut from the government’s constitutional budget, according to Chairman Said Abdi Mumun. The chairman of the Puntland Human Rights Defender explained the budget cuts as a way to cripple the work of the office, and blamed the violation on the Puntland President and the Ministry of Finance. He said that they have already submitted the complaint to all concerned, now they are waiting for a final answer from the Puntland Parliament. The Office of the Defender carries out tasks such as investigating citizen complaints, supporting victims of human rights violations and producing an annual report on the human rights situation in Puntland.
TAKE A NOTE
warsame digital media Uncategorized 1 Minute
Published by warsame digital media
About the blogger: This blog is associated with the former Chief of Staff in Puntland State Presidency, 1998-2004. He also worked with the UN and World Bank Joint Secretariat for Somalia’s Re-construction and Development Program (RDP), 2005-2006, as a Zonal Technical Coordinator for Puntland and later as National Aid Technical Coordinator with the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia and European Union. He is now an independent political analyst and commentator on current issues and occasionally gives historical perspective on modern Somalia’s politics. He lives and works in Toronto, Canada. He can be reached at: email@example.com View all posts by warsame digital media