ECC, USAID Hold Nat’l Confab on Electoral Reform Today

ECC Chairman, Oscar Bloh

The Elections Coordinating Committee (ECC) in collaboration with the National Democratic Institute (NDI) with support from USAID will today, March 27, hold a National Stakeholders Conference on Electoral Reform in Liberia at a resort in Monrovia.

The conference, which is expected to be held under the theme, “Strengthening Liberia’s Democracy through Electoral Reform,” is aimed at sharing with key electoral stakeholders and partners a defined road map needed to foster electoral reforms in consolidating Liberia’s emerging democracy.

It is expected to bring together members of the Legislature, the National Elections Commission (NEC), civil society actors, development partners, government institutions, political parties, traditional youth and women leaders, legal practitioners, and the media, a statement has said.

The Conference will also bring together over 100 participants from different parts of the country.

Dr. Bhofal Chambers, Speaker of the 54th legislature will officially launch the proceeding, while Cllr. Jerome Korkoya, NEC Chairman; Cllr. Boakai Kanneh, Law Reform Commission Chairman; Alex Grant, the House of Representatives Committee Chairman on Elections; and Oscar Bloh, ECC Chairman, will all make presentations.

Yacoub El Hillo, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Liberia; Emily Krunic, USAID Director for Democracy, Rights and Governance; and Babatunde Ajisomo, ECOWAS Ambassador to Liberia, are expected to deliver special remarks.

The ECC has commend the Legislature, NEC, key partners who have supported the Electoral Reform work and look forward to a sustained partnership and commitment.

The ECC is a non-partisan professional network of civil society organizations that observes, documents, and reports on elections in Liberia to promote transparency and accountability in the democratic process.



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