Somalia cabinet passes new laws aimed at strengthening regulatory framework

A raft of bills have been approved by the Somalia parliament.

Among the new laws include the Federal Police Act, Immigration Law, Immigration Establishment Act, Copyright Law and the National Education Policy.

The laws were passed during a session chaired by Prime Minister, Hassan Ali Khaire.

Other laws passed were Somali Film Agency Establishment Act, seeds Law, Plant protection and quarantine law, national fertilizer policy, national pesticides policy, Somali agricultural regulatory inspection act and agro-chemical act.

The approval of the bills are part of the government’s efforts to ensure that services delivery and government activities are based on well-defined policies and laws.

The approval comes a day after President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed ‘Farmajo’ signed into law the Statistics Bill. Commenting on the approval, Federal Minister of Planning, Investment & Economic Development, Gamal Mohamed Hassan described the confirmation of the bill by the president as a milestone and thanked all who contributed to its realisation.

Mr Gamal said the Bill aims to create the National Bureau of Statistics which will streamline the collection, compilation, analysis, publication and dissemination of statistical information, and the coordination of national statistical activities across the country. The President recently signed into law the National Election Bill.