MONROVIA – As the National Elections Commission (NEC) continues its various sensitization exercises towards the ensuing general election, it conducted over the weekend a one-day information sharing meeting on the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) and the 2023 General Elections with the leadership and members of the Liberia Marketing Association, (LMA).
According to a press release issued by NEC over the weekend and signed by Prince Dunbar, Deputy Director of Communications, the meeting was requested by the NEC, through its Gender Section and held on the compound of the Commission on 9th Street, in Sinkor. Nearly 100 members of the Liberia Marketing Association and its leadership attended the one-day information sharing meeting with authorities of the NEC.
Speaking during the information sharing meeting, NEC Boss, Madam Davidetta Browne Lansanah said, the Commission is relying on the Liberia Marketing Association to help spread the information regarding the BVR process.
Madam Browne Lansanah informed the Liberia Marketing Association leadership and members not to be afraid of the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR)process and stated that the real objective of the BVR is to register all Liberians 18 years and above.
“However, the NEC Boss says, when a registrant’s citizenship becomes questionable, that registrant will be allowed to present a valid passport, a birth certificate, certificate of naturalization, and the National Identification Registry, NIR card. Additionally, she said that registrants can also bring two Liberian voters or a traditional leader who will agree that the registrant is a Liberian”, the release said.
In her response, the President of the Liberia Marketing Association, Madam Elizabeth Samborla thanked the NEC for the interaction, adding that this was the very first time for LMA leadership and the NEC Board of Commissioners to discuss election matters face to face.
The Liberia Marketing Association President said NEC will succeed in its mandate to conduct free, fair, transparent and credible 2023 General Elections because they have directly involved the LAM and its leadership into the electoral process.