By Guleed Maher

The House of Representatives of the Republic of Somaliland has at last approved the National Armed Forces Act Bill, whose comprehensive formulation and amending was in the pipeline for quite a while.

45 MPs attended the Wednesday session to approve the National Army Act.

Parliamentary Speaker Hon. Yasin Haji Mohamud Faratoon chaired that approved the Act which in essence was very much anticipated and has been long over-due.

At the opening of the session, MP Ahmed Nour Guruje, who is the chairman of the internal affairs committee which was in charge of this Act, informed the members about the National Army Act and the proposals entailed in the Bill.

41 MPs who approved the National Army Act, while there were no MPs who opposed this it, while 3 MPs abstained from voting.

The speaker did not vote.