Partners of Political Participation Workshop Winds up [Archives:2002/06/Local News]

February 4 2002

Under the title of Partners of Political Participation, the workshop organized by the American Democratic Institute in Sana’a concluded last Wednesday. The workshop was attended by 75 members including 35 female participants.
The workshop discussed capabilities and competence of the local council members.It came out with a number of recommendations with regard to women’s participation in the coming election. The Financial Committee at the local council discussed the financial issues and ways of promoting financial resources.
The Minister of the Local Management, Ameen Abu Ras, said women’s participation at the local council was considered to be a starting point to form the administrative structure in Yemen.
He added further that the local council experience couldn’t be controlled due to unavailability of enough time.
He placed great stress on the necessity of cooperating with all sides to train the local council members saying that the ministry has formed a special administration with regard to women’s affairs at the local council.