In today’s session of the Somaliland House of Representatives (HoR) chaired by the House Speaker, MPs passed the state budget for 2017 on a majority vote.
In previous sessions, a scuffle ensued when some of the MPs exchanged harsh words, a situation that was saved when the Speaker hurriedly brought the vociferous boos and whistles of rowdy members to an end.
Today, the ‘ayes’ and the ‘nayes’, started off on a similar uncompromising atmosphere which precipitated an early voting the chair put to the issue.
Forty-three MPs voted the budget to legitimacy where 17 opposed it, and 6 – including the Chair – did not vote either way.
This year’s budget shows an increase of 27% against that of the previous year.
|No||sections||Somaliland Shilling||US Dollar|
|5||Joint Project for Local Governance (JPLG)||12,722,892,000||2,120,482|