On January 4th, 2014, the National Elections Commission (NEC) certificated at least ___ civil society organizations (CSOs) in Nimba County for playing major roles in voter education awareness.
According to the Upper Nimba Magistrate, Mr. Princeton Monbiah, the certificate of accreditation was awarded to these organizations because of their past performance in NEC’s civic education awareness exercise.
“They are qualified to carry voter education prescribed by the National Elections Commission,” he said.
The certification ceremony took place at the official launch of the civic and voter’s education campaign on the 2014 voter role update exercise which was held across Liberia on the 4th January.
The voters’ roll update was launched in Ganta, Nimba County, and brought together Bong, Lofa and Nimba counties including several chiefs and elders from across Nimba.
Some of the CSOs included; the Inter-Visionary Artists, Daughters of Nimba, Rural Women Promoter, Nimba County Development Association, Give Them Help, Agricultural Relief Services, Small Enterprise Development Organization among others.
NEC Deputy Commissioner Samuel Z. Joe, Nimba Superintendent Christiana Dagadu, Ganta City Mayor Dorr Cooper and chiefs and elders attended the launch in Ganta.
Supt. Dagadu encouraged the citizens to do their best by going through the voter roll process. She also urged the CSOs to reach everywhere in the county with sharing their awareness so the citizens could be informed.
“Reach all parts of Nimba, don’t focus on urban areas alone, reach the rural parts so everybody can be aware of the coming exercise,” City Mayor Dorr Cooper said reinforcing the Superintendent’s earlier statement.