To: President, Mr. Rayale
Head of electoral commission, Mr. Sweden
August 3, 2009
August 3, 2009 (SomalilandPress)-As a Somaliland –Canadian, I am urgently writing this letter and kindly requesting you to reverse current decision of discarding voter registration list. I believe that, list can be utilized and it has potential benefits to the election process. Secondly, electoral commission and current government have the primary responsibility of safeguarding collected data and continuation of further developing the registration system.
Using my cumulative experience on information technology, I am hereby presenting steps that are required to be implemented as soon as possible in order to correct electoral commission’s errors and their unscrupulous skills on managing registration process.
Current produced voter registration list must be utilized.
Independent Business Analyst and computer experts must be hired and they must come from Somaliland people, not India or interpeace vicinity. Their primary assignments include:
To assess current software (graphic user interface) , backend database, reliability ,speeds and its robustness.
To ensure current software is genuine and able to meet its anticipated expectations.
To draft a report on the system and present their findings to the public.
Somaliland IT experts will be in place and continue to maintain the system even after the election ends.
Somaliland registration system is intended to register Somalilanders and later use for numerous reasons including voting and so forth. Thus, it is an imperative to understand that, political parties and electoral commission do not own registration system and it is a public usage, national issue and its final fate has to come from the public.
Hoping that, political parties and electoral commission are going to accept voter registration list with mutual respect regardless of their political differences and goals.
Mohammed abdi awciise bahdoon, Bsc.
IT consultant, IBM, Canada