The National Elections Commission or NEC, in collaboration with the European Union and United Nations Development Program or UNDP, is expected to end a two-day Elections Security Coordination workshop, which began on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.
The workshop is aimed at addressing the challenges and importance of elections security management within the context of creating a sense of national ownership for the 2017 elections. Due to the drawdown of the United Nations Mission in Liberia or UNMIL in2016 and the upcoming Elections in 2017, the National Elections Commission decided to host the two-day workshop.
The workshop intends to ensure that decision makers are fully alongside each other on issues associated with elections security and the guiding principles that would lead to the attainment of free, fair and transparent elections in 2017.
The workshop will also ensure that decision makers are fully committed to ensuring the timely approval of funds for elections in order to accord the Liberia National Police and other security actors the needed time to plan, organize and implement their operations for deployment during elections. 40 participants from the Liberia National Police, Bureau of Immigration and Naturalization, Drug Enforcement Agency and the National Fire service are attending the workshop.
By Ethel A. Tweh-Edited by George Barpeen