NEC Announces Arrival Of BVR Materials In Liberia

Credit: By Michlyne N. Williams (LINA)

MONROVIA, March 17 – As Liberians gear up for the 2023 national elections, the National Elections Commission (NEC) has announced the final consignment of 1,130 kits of Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) materials arrived recently via the Roberts International Airport (RIA) in Margibi County.

According to Commissioner Floyd Sayor, who chairs the steering committee of the 2023 elections and has oversight on logistics, the arrival of the materials puts NEC in a stronger position to commence the registration on Monday, 20 March, as planned.

In a press statement issued on Thursday, March 16, by NEC, the latest consignment follows the arrival on 28 February of the first consignment, mostly for training and the servers for the Data Management System.

The release also revealed that NEC is proceeding as planned to commence the registration exercise in the Phase One counties of Bomi, Grand Cape Mount, Grand Bassa, Gbarpolu, Margibi, and Montserrado from 20 March to 9 April.

In preparation for the commencement, the Training of Trainers (TOT) workshop for Elections Magistrates, Assistant Magistrates, County Logistics Officers, and some staff of Headquarters was conducted from 1 to 5 March.

The release also confirmed a five-day training of electoral supervisors has also taken place while the training of 3,195 temporary staff commenced on 13 March and will be concluded on 17 March.

However, the training has been aided by the UNDP/Liberia, Embassy of Sweden near Monrovia and the Irish in collaboration with NEC.


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