Nangarhar electoral stakeholders second round forum
FEFA held Nangarhar electoral stakeholders forum on Monday September 3, 2018 at the White House Conference Hall. There were 30 participants in the Forum of which 11 were women. The program participants were Independent Election Commission provincial head, Independent Election Complains Commission representative, Representative of Provincial Council, representative of Nangarhar Police Office, Civil Society activists, Women and youth activists, Parliamentary Election Nominees and representatives of political parties. The program officially begun by FEFA provincial coordinator Mr. Asadullah Larawy. He introduced the Electoral Forum and gave insights of the second round of the forum to the participants. He provided detailed information on the history and activities of the FEFA Organization in Afghanistan. He also provided information on the activities of the organization and its staff, and on monitoring the performance of the Independent Election Commission, Civil Society, political parties and women’s organizations, in the institutionalization of the transparency of the electoral process. Ruhollah Momand, the Independent Election Commission's public secretary and the chairman of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) Mr. Jabar Khel, talked in particular about the duties of the Commissioner and the Secretary-General of the Commission, with the relevant government and nongovernmental departments, the hiring of staff, and on ensuring security at various stages of the election process. He said that the security of the centers for the electoral process has been improved and the security officials have been supporting the process at the expense of their lives. Despite the fact that the established registration centers, from 457 centers, 61 centers were under serious threat, we did not manage to open the mentioned centers. We categorized the threat of centers to three categories: • High threat of centers. • Medium-high threat of centers. • There is no threat to the centers.
• Independent Election Commission • Independent Election Complains Commission • Provincial Council • Nangarhar Police Office • Civil Society activists • Women and youth activists • Parliamentary Election Nominees • Political Parties
The program was aimed to discuss on electoral stakeholders activities and plans for the electoral processes.
Free and Fair Election Forum of Afghanistan organization held the second round of electoral stakeholders’ forum in Nangarhar on September 3, 2018 along with IEC, IECC, Parliamentary election nominees and other relevant organizations. This program was aimed to discuss on electoral stakeholders activities and plans for the electoral process. The attendees of program talked on several challenges facing electoral process. They mentioned that totally 815500 stickers have been registered, while 61 out of 457 registration centers are closed due to available threats. Meanwhile, the electoral stakeholders also call people to cooperate during electoral process for an election full of transparency and free from any kind of froud.
During his speech, Rouhollah Momand, numbered the exact number of sticker installation to (815,500), and a considerable number (76) of our Hindu brothers have also signed up for this process. Following that Mr. Shakib Kamjo, along with the services of the Complaints Commission and the Election Law, they also provided information to the participants about the recent recruitment of observers and witnesses in the process of informing the competent authorities and they are: • Representative of the Complaints Commission • Representative of the Police Department • Representative of FEFA • National Security Agent • Representative of Civil Society These observers are available in polling centers and do not allow anyone to be disrupted in the established centers, Mr. Kamjo assured people that any of you can cooperate with us in any kind of violations of the electoral process. Of course, their identity will be preserved. He claimed that he had filed (27) complains to the Nangarhar Provincial Complaints Commission, the majority of whom were forging and distributing educational documents. In this way, Mr. Kamjo has sent a representative of his central office to all nominees and wished the nominees must avoid the election campaign and campaign ahead of time. In that case the offenders must pay (50,000 Afghanis to 100,000 afghanis) as penalty, if they repeat, their names may remove from the candidate list. Mr. Habibullah, the representative of the Nangarhar Afghanistan Civil Registry Authority (ACRA), provided information about the important issue of the day, namely the distribution of Tazkera, and provided a comparative analysis on the stages of items distribution during the current stages national identification card distribution. He added that in the absence of people they didn’t distribute Tazkera to anyone. Mrs. Habiba Kakar, deputy governor of Nangarhar province, has reported on the problems faced by the Directorate for Population Registration, including the distribution of fake IDs and the IEC's complaints about the lack of public perceptions, with specific explanations and details given to the authorities of these agencies. Mrs. Homira Rafi, member of the Nangarhar Provincial Council, explained the responsibilities of the FEFA organization and the existence of corruption in the electoral process in female centers, such as the lack of photographs in the Tazkera, and in specific the security and other conditions. On the distribution of false reminders, and the installation of fake stickers, they demand the punishment of offenders who have not been punished yet. The Afghan National Police representative was provided with adequate information on the duties assigned to him and the security guards through election process. Conclusion: The workshop was concluded by Habiba Kakar, deputy director of the Nangarhar Provincial Council. She assessed and assimilated each of the parties to their duties, as the official authority of the Hajj provincial office and the TV will be tasked with providing clergy in mosques through the religious board and television around the election. According to the religious rulers and authorities of the country, our country must provide comprehensive information to our countrymen. It also recognizes all the civil and political activists in their patriotism that they have built up a process that has enough energy to provide their people with accurate information. Thus, women who have formed the half of society, have realized their important task to serve the resources that may have come to this end. In this way, the Independent Election Commission and the Complaints commission were tasked with preventing any violations and electoral procedures during the conduct of the election process, and persuading their people to maintain their beliefs in an efficient way, to avoid repetition of bitter experiences, misconceptions, and deceptive practices. It should not be repeated and in the field of the whole sphere of the people's request, so that the election will be transparent and free from any kind of fraud.
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