Upper House of parliament appreciated FEFA

 

Meshrano Jirga appreciated the leadership and some staff members of FEFA on 3rd of May 2017 for their active parliamentary monitoring program and their attempts toward reforming the electoral system of Afghanistan. The secretary of Meshrano Jirga and some senators granted letters of appreciation to FEFA and thanked it for its parliamentary monitoring initiative and electoral reform efforts.

Dr. Mohammad Tayeb Atta secretary of Meshrano Jirga said, “FEFA has covered the activities of parliament over the past few years and regularly reported to people to strengthen parliament’s relation with people and increase the level of transparency in parliament. Therefore, Meshrano Jirga is grateful of FEFA and appreciate it.”

Then, Mohammad Yousuf Rasheed, the executive director of FEFA thanked Meshrano Jirga for appreciating FEFA and said, “FEFA is a national organization which strives to strengthen the democratic processes and structures. We have always tried to report parliament’s performance, achievements and developments to people.” The session ended after the secretary and some members of Meshrano Jirga granted letters of appreciation to leadership and some staff members of FEFA.

Town hall meeting held in Bamyan province

Representatives of Bamyan province in the National Assembly and their constituents attended a face to face meeting to discuss their province’s problems

April 28, 2017

The Free & Fair Election Forum of Afghanistan (FEFA) held a town-hall meeting in Bamyan province where the representatives of Bamyan in the National Assembly and provincial council attended to discuss Bamyan’s challenges and problems. Lack of electricity, asphalted roads, security and lack of government’s support from gardening in Bamyan were the 4 major problems of Bamyan province raised in this town-hall meeting. Mr. Abdul Rahman Shahedani on behalf of Bamyan’s representatives in the National Assembly and Mr. Asadullah Asadi on behalf of Bamyan provincial council attended the town-hall meeting to discuss about Bamyan’s problems with Bamyan residents.

FEFA Released its Six-Month Parliamentary Monitoring Report

November 22, 2015
FEFA held a round table where the members of Wolesi Jirga, the representatives of political parties, the representatives of civil society organizations and media attended to release its six-month parliamentary monitoring report. The report is meant to capture and simply summarize the work, achievements and shortcomings of Wolesi Jirga over the ninth session of sixteenth period of parliament.
At the beginning of the round table the executive director of FEFA, Mohammad Yousuf Rasheed, pointed out the achievements and shortcomings of Wolesi Jirga and said, “The MPs had great achievements in section of legislation, representing people and oversight the performance of government. However, they failed to approve some of the draft-laws due to quorum incompletion or disagreement among MPs.” The executive director of FEFA pointed the law on higher education and said that the law on higher education has been in Wolesi Jirga for a long time but Wolesi Jirga hasn’t been able to approve it. He also said that there are some draft-laws which have been approved by parliament but the president hasn’t signed them to publish them in official gazette. Subsequently, the executive director of FEFA talked on lack of transparency in collecting signature of MPs for impeaching ministers and added that the parliament must work with government to come up with a specific mechanism in this regard.

Face to Face Discussion of Alberoni University Students with MPs

November 10, 2015
FEFA held a meeting with students of Alberoni University where Mr. Qalatwal, representative of Zabul in Wolesi Jirga and Mrs. Zakia Sangen, representative of Parwan in Wolesi Jirga attended to present information on parliament and its activities to students. At the beginning of the meeting, the parliamentary monitoring team of FEFA thanked Alberoni University for organizing this meeting and presented information on political system, three branches of power, the duties and responsibilities of parliament and the parliamentary monitoring program of FEFA.
Parliament and its duties
Mr. Abdul Qadir Qalatwal, representative of Zabul province in Wolesi Jirga began the meeting. Mr. Qalatwal said, “Making and approving laws, monitoring the performance of government and representing people are three main duties of Wolesi Jirga.” Subsequently, Mrs. Zakia Sangen, representative of Parwan in Wolesi Jirga presented information on performance of parliament and said, “When we talk to students, they ask that what MPs are doing? Maybe they think MPs just come to the house, speak and some cases create problems in the house. Therefore, we brought the students of Parwan University to Wolesi Jirga to see the activities of MPs and committees of Wolesi Jirga.”

Students Event (Round Table)

Event Objective: The students will learn how the parliament is structured, how the Parliament build bridges between various state segments and how the MPs are accountable to their voters.
Location: Kateeb University students, Kabul Afghanistan
Participants: 35 students of the faculty of Politics and Law, University Professors, FEFA experts and the Parliament Member Ms. Nasima Niazi
MP: Ms. Nasima Niazi the Parliament member from Helmand Province
Facilitated by: The Free and Fair Election Forum of Afghanistan the PM Department
Date: November 10, 2015

Brief Introduction to the student events:
As originated in the structure of FEFA work plan, beside other activities mentioned in the work plan, the Free and Fair Election Forum of Afghanistan (FEFA) is officially involved in the process of monitoring the Parliament activities both at (Mashrano Jurga/upper house and Wolosi Jirga/lower house). FEFA has a department named the “Parliamentary Monitoring Team” which is mainly split into two directions the Parliamentary Monitors and the Citizen Outreach and Media portions. The University student events organized both at Kabul and Provincial level aims to introduce the Parliament Involvement in the state building as well the Parliamentary system now functioning in the country.
Event details organized at Kateeb University:

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