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Ruling Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) Chairman Mulbah Morlu is recommending to President George Manneh Weah, political actors and stakeholders to have a national conversations to ensure that National Identification Cards are used for Voter Registration in Liberia.

Mr. Morlu had gone to register at the National Identification Registry Wednesday, 9 January when he made the suggestion.The National Identification Card registration is done by the National Identification Registry in Congo Town, suburb of Monrovia.

The ruling party chair says the National ID has a biometry feature which is embedded with technology that cannot be falsified. Besides, Morlu indicates that the system introduced by the folks at the National Identification Registry headed by Tiah Nagbe can curtail electoral frauds and other vices in Liberia.

Chairman Morlu led scores of government officials to tour the facilities of the National Identification Registry offices Wednesday.

He appreciates President Weah for being very farsighted in appointing very competent technocrats and administrators at the National Identification Registry that will be useful for current and future purposes, including national electoral purposes.

Morlus says he is very impressed by the mechanism put in place by the team of capable leaders at the Registry. “You are taking us to a prewar level in a sophisticated manner that makes possible for us to grade our electoral system of fraud, and we see this as a perfect solution to some of the discrepancy we [have] had in the past that made … us to lost millions of us dollars in revenues,” he says.

Morlus says he looks forward to holding a national conversation where he will be briefing President Weah to see who we can elevate the conversation.According to him, he process will it make it easier to have a credible election in Liberia.Meanwhile, the CDC chairman donated 100 bags of rice and provided LRD100,000 to Old Road marketers as their holidays’ gift.–Press release

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