Monthly Progress Report – November 2000
Overall Zonal Developments: Security,
Political, Economic and Weather Developments.
was calm. No major security
incidents were reported. Visiting
Eyl and Bandar Bayla districts require prior security Clearance.
market demands for the
livestock in Arabian Gulf countries as the Arabian Gulf
countries put ban on the importation of Somali livestock as well as
other Horn of African countries. These countries claimed that the
livestock from the Horn of Africa is subject of rift valley fever
that killed, as Saudi media reported, number of people in Saudi
Arabia and in Yemen. Despite such claims, no independent
confirmation on whether the Horn African animals are infected or
are in the middle Dayr
(Automn) Season. Although
not very abundant, the three regions of the zone received different
amounts of rains. The nomads suffering for the ban of the livestock
exportation to the Arabian Gulf countries felt big relief. The
camels are just started to give birth while the goats and the sheep
started earlier in the beginning of the season. This is compensation
from Allah in return of livestock exportation benefits.
Immunization Days (NIDs):
The third round of NIDs campaign organized and implemented in the three
regions of Puntland on 14,15,16 November 2000. Before the
campaign two days meeting aimed at reviewing weakness and strengths
of the first two rounds conducted in Garowe. All supervisors from
MOSA and other agencies involved in NIDs campaigns in Puntland
attended the meeting.
Extended Programme of Immunization (EPI):
EPI outreach activities implemented in the villages surrounding
Burtinle town.8 –11 November 200. EPI supplies and health kits
were delivered to AAH, Garowe, Burtinle, Galkayo and Galdogob.
Fifty locally developed clean delivery kits of were received from
Hargeisa. Pre-testing activities for the clean delivery kit are
ongoing in Bari, Nugal and Mudug region of Puntland.
and nutrition survey checking on the health and nutritional status
among children between 6 - 59 months conducted in Galdogob town on 6
-10 November 2000. A total of 626 households were visited during
survey and 554 children between 6 - 59 months were checked their
health and nutritional status. The compilation and analyzed of the
raw data is going on and will be finalized in the next two weeks.
and Environmental Sanitation (WES)
Rehabilitation of rural water supply systems:
minor remaining works of eight bore wells in Puntland – Hala-Boqat,
Bur-Salah, Harfo#2, Riig-Omane, Ciidle, Boocle, Ceel Dofar and
667 pcs of uPVC pipes (4") via sea to Habbo Water System;
833 pcs of uPVC pipes (4") to Gardo Water System;
local CBO in Gardo is laying down 5000 meters long water supply
pipeline from College bore well to the site of the new elevated tank
and parts of the town.
Hand pumps Programme:
the Afridev hand pumps installed by KAALO NGO in Garowe.
2kgs of chlorine powder to 2 commercial wells in Bossaso.
12 sets of sanitation tools to Bulla Abow - cholera prevention
activities at Bossaso IDP camps.
training session to 50 women and elders on chlorination and cholera
up SSH Programme in 2 schools in Bossaso - Al-Shafici and Haji Mire
plans, bill of quantities, designs and supervised construction works
at Bossaso MCH
women and youth (male and female) groups in Bossaso to attend FGM
session held at UNICEF Bossaso training hall by Dr. Ahmed Ragab (Al-Azhar
presentation materials for WES annual meeting in Hargeisa.
presentation materials for annual review following formats provided
by M&E section.
WES annual meeting in Hargeisa.
Draft paper on Proposed Strategy Sanitation & Hygiene Programme,
Puntland State of Somalia.
Draft paper on Proposed Strategy Water Programme, Puntland State of
Bossaso Water Project (BWP)
completed construction of one water kiosk at Girible section of
4,000 meter of pipeline installation as part of construction of
Phase II of Bossaso water System;
management company (GUMCO), installation pipeline and water meters
in property connection;
on rising main pipeline easement in Gardo water system;
5,000m PVC pipes to Gardo Water Project;
of pipes installed as rising mains from the borewell to proposed
water tank at the middle of town;
bill of quantity, cost estimation and agreement for rehabilitation
of Bossaso Water Authority office and send to USSC for approval.
November, the main activities performed by the Education Programme
were the following:
2 education kits As to DAN primary school and Bossaso Technical
School in Bossaso town;
1 education kit A and EMIS supplies to Bargal primary school. DANDOR
local NGO and WHO are respectively partners in these schools.
Additionally, we have supplies 1400 of grade 1-5 primary school
subjects with teacher’s guides to 18 primary schools supported by
Africa 70 in Bossaso district;
sport supplies including uniforms
(attached annex) to female and male youth groups through Bari
and Nugal regional Olympic Committees;
basic teachers training of 114 primary school teachers from Gardo,
Iskushuban, B/Bayla and Mudug region. AAH Gardo and APS Galkayo
implemented these workshops;
out visualized documentation of all education activities in Puntland.
Two videocassettes containing section coverage of the year is
161 sets of school furniture for 8 primary schools in Bari region
and furniture for 8 primary school offices. Also started locally
procurement process of sports supplies including sport uniforms,
baseball rings/nets footballs, etc.
The section has Completed Rehabilitation/construction of the
following primary schools, playgrounds and Library construction
of Julie primary schools rehabilitation;
of Dalweyn primary schools rehabilitation;
of Rako primary schools rehabilitation;
of Gardo new primary schools construction;
of Bossaso secondary school basketball playground construction;
of Gardo Ga’an-libah basketball playground construction;
of Burtinle Primary school basketball playground construction;
of Goldogob primary school
basketball playground construction;
of Galkayo-Al-Nawawi primary school basketball playground
of Iskushuban town basketball playground construction;
of Galkayo Public library construction at Ummadda primary school
On the other hand, the section started rehabilitation of:
Primary school in Allula district;
Primary school in Allula district.
We, also, performed:
and delivered 3 set of library furniture to Bossaso public library,
Galkayo public library and GEC&PD library in Galkayo town. In
addition to this, we have supplied library books to Bossaso library;
collaboration with WES section, started installation of out-door
game facilities in Bossaso MCH compound for children coming for
out various routine field supervision on on-going activities/project
a traditional year-end exercise, carried out annual Programme review
exercise, which include reviewing of PPA implementation level vis
financial utilization status, set follow-up directions and
Programme Communication and Social Mobilization (PCSM)
Developed, with NIDs Social Mobilization committees, the 3rd
round Social Mobilization plan.
Implemented most of the planned NIDs Social Mobilization activities
that include Sound tracks in the major towns, Radio Programmes,
Articles in the Newspapers, and Imams preach in the Friday prayers.
However, two planned activities: Door to Door mobilization in the
major towns, and the development of the NIDs Leaflet and
demonstration in the Schools were not carried out due to shortage of
Disseminated two radio programmes: Facts of life and Child rights
convention in Radio Galkayo.
Erected the cholera Billboard near kiosk # 6 of the BWP. On the
billboard was printed the visualized three key messages of SACB on
cholera control/prevention programme.
Prepared presentation of communication strategies lessons learned
for the communication strategy meeting in Nairobi. However, the SM
did not attend the meeting due to visa problems and dispatched the
presentation to USSC.
provided Administrative, Personnel, Financial & Logistical
assistance to the various Programme activities in the zone.
Number TAs released in reporting period are 47, and number of cars
Hired are 26 for
various destinations in Puntland related to field Programme
assessments, follow-up/monitoring trips, workshops/ meetings,
supervisions and supplies delivery.
section assisted to UNICEF Health and Nutrition Section, and WHO to
the implementation of NIDs in the zone. The section prepared the
logistics of the NIDs and performed all payments related to the
different NIDs activities.
notice of incoming supplies from Offshore is limiting factor for
logistic activities that prevents to pre-set the administrative
formalities with local authorities.
Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Section
and evaluation carried out the following activities:
Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Mission:
Secondly, as USSC planned and the tour study group recommended in
the trip report, consultative meeting were supposed to be
implemented in the three zones. For NEZ, unfortunately, because of
the negative attitude of the D. G. of Health, the meeting was
postponed up to indefinite time without any clear reasons or
justifications. Despite this, Dr. Ahmed Ragab, Egyptian expert on
Reproductive Health and on FGM, visited the zone with the objective
to train and/or to collect (according to the target group)
information/feedback on the subject in question. In Bossaso, Dr.
Ragab trained the Women’s groups (5 NGOs), Youth groups (male –
10 and female – 10) and UNICEF staff.
Garowe, he, also, met with the two sheiks participated Cairo Tour
Study on FGM, SRCS Health Officer and DIAKONIA Education and Gender
coordinators. Dr. Ahmed discussed with this group on the
reproductive health and the FGM problems in Puntland. During the
discussions, which were very interesting, Dr. Ragab explained that
FGM has serious medical implications and that Islam disqualifies. It
is, therefore, must to stop this harmful practice. From the
participants, Dr. Ragab received well-elaborated feedback on the
best way to implement the Programme of the total eradication of the
FGM in Puntland.
KAP Study on Communication Channels:
After the implementation of the fieldwork and translation of the
data from Af-Somali to English, we contra-checked the translated
documents. After finalization, all KAP documents (filled
questionnaires from the field, translated data in hard copies and in
diskettes) dispatched to USSC.
Problem Solving with Local
Administration: In Bari region, the governor restored unilateral
order instructing that all expatriates should take a permission
letter, called “Gate Pass” from the regional administration
authorities. We met with the governor and vice-governor and
discussed the issue. They informed us that there is circular from
the governor’s office and distributed to all international
agencies. We confirmed that we, UNICEF as well as other agencies,
did not receive such circular. We, also, argumented that such
circular will damage Puntland reputation of the security. Despite
this, the governor and his second insisted on the application of the
circular which, in reality, never existed. In order to avoid the
implementation of such harassing practice, UNICEF Bossaso Office
decided to take the issue up to ministerial/government level and
sent a mission to Garowe. The mission met with Minister of Interior
and public security, Minister Livestock and Agriculture, Minister
Public Works and Transport and Vice-President of Puntland. All these
higher officials disapproved this circular and asked the Minister of
Interior to take an immediate action, which he did. In the morning
of 19th November at 9:30, Minister sent a radio message
to the governor and instructed him to remove immediately the
circular and to stop harassing the international expatriates who,
after having the Puntland visa, has free movement rights. The
governor received the message and will, hopefully, take into
Organized Programme/Operations staff meetings, produced minutes and
distributed to the participants.
Prepared monthly (November) report: the report was collected from
the sections, compiled, and revised. Then, submitted to the OIC for