MONROVIA – As preparation towards the 2023 general election gears up, the National Elections Commission (NEC), on Friday, January 27, 2023, certificated and accredited over 400 Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), including Faith based and Community based organizations, to provide voter education during the 2023 General Elections in Liberia.
The Civic and Voter Education (CVE), Section of the Commission says, these civic society organizations have expressed interest to assist the NEC carry out CVE activities for the 2023 General Elections, slated for 10 October 2023.
Speaking at the occasion, the Chairperson of NEC, Madam Davidetta Browne Lansanah said, the certification process of civil society organizations testifies to the Commission’s willingness to collaborate with the civil society organizations to ensure effective and efficient information dissemination to the public on the electoral process.
A statement from NEC issued Friday, 27 January 2023, Madam Browne Lansanah said, the Commission appreciates the long term partnership with the Civil Society, Community Based, and Faith Based Organizations throughout the country.
The NEC Boss said, partnership over the years with CSOs has strengthened the CVE component of the Commission and has increased the electoral knowledge of the citizens and has encouraged more Liberians to participate in all of the electoral processes.
Some of the civil society organizations certificated Friday were, the West Africa Peacebuilding Network, WAPNET, YMCA, Flomo Theater Group, the Women NGO Secretariat of Liberia and the Civil Society Organizations Network of Liberia.
Meanwhile, the National Elections Commission, with funding from the Government of Liberia has commissioned 31 new twin-cabin Toyota pickups for use during the 2023 General Elections and pending Biometric Voter Registration exercise beginning 20 March 202 and ending 11 May 2023.