Somalia: Senate Passes National Communication Act, Somali Ministry of Posts to Open office in Djibouti

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    Somalia: Senate Passes National Communication Act, Somali Ministry of Posts to Open office in Djibouti

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) The Upper House of Somalia's parliament has on Monday passed the National Communications Act, highlighting the first act that is approved by this new House to Somalia's legislative system, amid the Minist

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MOGADISHU, Somalia (Horn Observer) The Upper House of Somalia's parliament has on Monday passed the National Communications Act, highlighting the first act that is approved by this new House to Somalia's legislative system, amid the Ministry opened a post office in Djibouti, following bilateral agreement recently signed, officials said.


The Act was approved with 39 of the 40 sitting members voting in favour after serious discussions in the last couple of days, Somali Ministry of Posts said in a statement that "the law will help the government increase revenues and contribute to security. It will also improve rights of the consumers and attract more investment for the sector, among other benefits.”

"It is an important act for Somalia. This was the bill that all stakeholders were eagerly looking forward to.” Abdi Ashur, the minister for Posts, Telecom and Technology said "It is another historic day for Somalia and a giant step towards establishing a regulatory framework for our vibrant telecom industry, because this was the oldest bill that remained idle before the parliament for more than 10 years," he added.

The Bill which was was earlier passed by the National Assembly on August 9, 2017 is expected to become effective when the president signs.

The Somali government also plans to register the SIMCards, an act which will improve the security and in a way increases the revenues of the government tax.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Posts opened a Post office in Djibouti after the ministries of the two countries recently signed an agreement. Somali government officials said that the office in Djibouti will be a hub before the posts are delivered to the Country.

- Horn Observer -






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