Somali President Thanks VOA


Somali President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed

Somali President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed

The president of Somalia has sent a letter of thanks to Voice of America for carrying out a telephone survey that asked Somalis how they feel about a draft constitution that is being considered for the country.

“The Voice of America poll of Somalis has helped Somalis understand their new constitution and it has opened a space for Somalis to read, discuss and react to this important document,” President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed said in a letter sent to the VOA Somali Service on Tuesday.

VOA’s Somali Service, using open source software from Google Ideas, polled more than 3,000 Somalis over three months about key provisions of the draft constitution and the kind of government they want.¬† (read more)


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