Nangarhar electoral stakeholders forum third round
FEFA conducted the third round of stakeholder’s forum in Jalal Abad city on Sunday Sept. 30, 2018 at White House conference hall. There were 30 participants of which 8 were women. Asadullah (Laravi), FEFA Provincial coordinator, briefly introduced FEFA’s activities in Afghanistan and provided information on the electoral forum. The program participants were Independent Election Commission provincial head, Independent Election Complains Commission representative, Representative of Nangarhar Provincial Council, representative of Kandahar Police Office, Civil Society activists, Women and youth activists, Parliamentary Election Nominees and representatives of political parties. Rouhollah Mommand, public awareness officer of the Independent Election Commission (IEC), has given detailed information on the implementation of the privileges of female staff in the election process that they have been implemented, but the financial privileges of the district employees have not been implemented due to technical problems that will be implemented soon. Also, Mr. Rohallah Mommand said that the IEC has fined cash in respect of candidates who have violated during the election campaign. He added that in this province (60 to 70) of the parliamentary candidates, for the cause of their electoral violations were fined by IEC. Sayed Azam Arif, a representative of the political parties regarding the candidates' photograph and advertising materials, the candidates should be informed by the Independent Election Commission (IEC) at a public workshop. The IEC should have informed the candidates under the electoral law in their election campaign. Candidates violate in installing bureaucrats. Candidates' advertising banners should be installed in appropriate places not in vehicles and public transport, the property of government and government departments, and places that cause harassment of the people that has to be prevented seriously. Since the provinces of Nangarhar, Kandahar, Herat and Kabul are transit provinces in Afghanistan, it is necessary to increase the share of these provinces in accordance with the main population, and the number of citizens who are from other provinces or displaced, or the refugees from the neighboring countries.
• Independent Election Commission • Independent Election Complains Commission • Nangarhar Provincial Council • Kandahar Police Office • Civil Society activists • Women and youth activists • Parliamentary Election Nominees • Representatives of Political Parties.
The program aim was credibility of parliamentary and district council election from the perspective of stakeholders
FEFA conducted the third round of stakeholder’s forum in Jalal Abad city on Sunday Sept. 30, 2018 on credibility of parliamentary and district council election from the perspective of stakeholders. The participants of this program talked on the implementation of the privileges of female staff in the election process where 17 out of 136 candidates in Nangarhar are women candidates who are fighting for four chairs among 14 chairs allocated to the female population. In additions, attendees highlighted the responsibilities of all Afghans to consider on candidates proxies, honesty, professionalism, and awareness. Subsequently, participants in the workshop that were worried about the security of the election day, the security officials promised to provide discovery agencies with the tools to secure the city and support the voter process by doing their best.
There are a total of 136 candidates in Nangarhar province and (17) of these are women candidates. They fight for four chairs among (14) chairs allocated to the female population. Mr. Mommand added that for the transparency of the voting process, the Independent Election Commission (IEC) has left a room for each candidate in the election commission website and the candidates can go to the Independent Election Commission website and insert their observers names on their own site, and after verification of commission, the candidates will sign and stamp the monitoring cards. Homira Rafi, deputy head of the Nangarhar Provincial Council, highlighted the duties and responsibilities of all Afghans in this process, which can be done through the mosque and community groups, so that we can achieve the goals of the high elections and ensure the participation of all citizens in the process. She added that in this process, we must not consider racial and regional religious conflicts, but consider candidates as proxies, honesty, professionalism and awareness. She added that now we are on the verge of holding the fourth round of elections, in fact, our people have almost completely come to the understanding. Honorable Homira Rafi said the members of the Parliament who are visiting this province were using armored vehicles and their armed guards in the city caused a lot of disturbance to our people, which we expect respectable candidates not to do such actions. The Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police in a collaborative effort ensure the security of this process and the candidates must give special attention. The voters must consider merit and choose someone who is a trustee, qualified and conscientious candidate. Participants in the workshop that were worried about the security of the election day, the security officials promised to provide discovery agencies with the tools to secure the city and support the voter process by doing their best. The meeting was evaluated by Deputy Governor of Nangarhar Mrs. Humaira Kakar, who pointed out the security organs and the Independent Election Commission and the Electoral Complaints Commission for their duties and asked them to prevent from neglecting their cases. In case of negligence, the authorities will be introduced to the judiciary.
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