The National Elections Commission has commenced ten-day training for its Magistrates. The training in Gbarnga, Bong County, is focused on Electoral Dispute Resolution.
Speaking to our Bong County correspondent in Gbarnga today, a NEC Chief Dispute Hearing Officer said the training is intended to give a clear picture to the magistrates on how to handle disputes arising out of the elections within their constituents in line with the election law.
Counselor Muana Ville added that most of the magistrates were not lawyers, and the need to train them on the law focusing on electoral disputes cannot be over emphasized. He said everything about election is law, and as such, the magistrate must be ready to handle electoral disputes in line with the law.
Counselor Ville also told our correspondent that they have also undertaken training for political parties and civil society on the electoral dispute process and will keep engaging stakeholders.
By Papa Morris from Gbarnga, Bong County