Sawirro;-Galkayo, 17 Dec 2018, Validation of Customary law for Galkayo joint Peace initiative

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With the support of HD (The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue), the Galkayo Joint peace committee has today held a meeting for many Galkayo residents including Puntland and Galmudug representatives from the authorities, women, youth, business and religious groups. The aim of the gathering was to present and validate a draft local customary law to enforce the implementation of the Galkayo agreement between Galmudug and Puntland.
 
The participants warmly welcome the customary law draft and raised inputs, comments and asked questions for clarification. The majority of questions concerned the implementation approaches and enforcement of the Xeer, as well as the possibility to establish a joint judiciary system. The joint peace committee acknowledged the comments and questions and promised to incorporate into the Xeer before finalizing it for signature.
 
Lastly, the Joint Committee thanked the role of HD to facilitate and support the joint peace committee, authorities and local civil societies at large to strengthen the peace and reconciliation works in Galkayo.
 
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The meeting took place at hotel Five Star in Galkayo, Galmudug