Partners pledge to support NEC ahead of 2023
Heads of foreign missions here on Friday 24, September 2022, pledge their support to the National Elections Commission (NEC) ahead of the 2023 general and Presidential elections.
The pledge was made when a joint high-power delegation of One United Nations, Ambassadorial Missions, as well as international and regional partners pay a one-day information sharing and fact-finding visit at the NEC’s headquarters on 9th Street Sinkor.
The joint delegation of the international community included the UN, Ambassadorial Missions, European Union (EU), United States, Sweden, Germany, and Great Britain, and the ECOWAS Commission.
Other ambassadorial missions included those from Ghana, Sierra Leone, Cameroon, and Nigeria. The Country Managing Director of the African Development Bank, (ACDB) and the Ambassador of Lebanon.
Speaking on behalf of the joint delegation, UN Resident Coordinator to Liberia, Niels Scott said, their visit represents the importance the international community attaches to the electoral processes leading to the conduct of the 2023 General Elections.
Ambassador Scott said the delegation came to hear from the commission how matters are proceeding and what support the Commission may require. The delegation is anticipating that their visit and support to the Commission would strengthen citizens’ trust in the work of the Commission.
The meeting was the first of its kind, to have the international community in Liberia jointly visit the Commission as the NEC moves toward its Voter Registration process. The meeting was arranged by the UN in Liberia and its international and regional partners.
The Chairperson of NEC, Madam Davidetta Browne Lansanah, welcoming the delegation said, the Commission is happy to share with the delegation activities of the NEC and its challenges.
The NEC Boss said the visit of the delegation comes at a time when the Commission is moving towards the conduct of the Voter Registration Exercise as well as the conduct of 2023 General Elections in Liberia.