EU Calls For ‘Robust Sensitization’ Ahead of 2017 Elections

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The head of the European Union (EU) delegation to Liberia, Ambassador Tiina Intelmann, has recommended “a robust pre-electoral sensitization campaign” that will give Liberian voters full knowledge of the 2017 Presidential and Legislative elections.

The EU envoy believes that lack of education and sensitization leads to suspicion and lack of confidence in the electoral process, and as such the understanding of Liberians must be improved prior to holding the pending elections.

She made the statement last Thursday on the ELBC Super Morning Show, when she stressed that Liberians must take steps to improve their own lives, restore institutional confidence as well as in their nation by extension.

She said the EU cannot participate in the electioneering process of Liberia, but it can help provide the framework for sensitization and education through implementing partners that can be utilized in making the election process a credible one.

Meanwhile, Amb. Intelmann is urging Liberians to be development and business oriented and take cue from President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s assertion that “Unless we all roll up our sleeves, things will not get done,” adding: “All Liberians must think about what they can do for their nation.”

Amb. Intelmann said Liberia is counted among the least developed countries in the world because it lacks the human potential in terms of education and stable source of income, amongst others.

She stressed that the source of wealth cannot only be donor allocations, but can also from business and local economic activities. (LINA)

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