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|Careysburg Citizens Want More Voters Education|
|Published on January 21, 2011||Email To Friend Print Version
Citizens of Careysburg District in Montserrado County are calling on the National Elections Commission (NEC) to help increase the civic and voters' registration education awareness in the district and other parts of the country to enable citizens take advantage of the ongoing voters' registration exercise.
The citizens made the assertion when the Liberia Needy Women and Children Organization, Inc. (LINWCO) led a team of voters' and civic educators backed by cultural performances stormed the Careysburg Market ground to sensitize and educate citizens on the ongoing voters' registration process.
Speaking on behalf of the citizens, the Marketing Superintendent of Careysburg, Madam Angie Gibson extolled the Executive Director of LINWCO, Madame Marion Nimely and the LINWCO family for taking off their time proceeding from village to village spreading voters' registration messages to some isolated communities in the district. She said that the sensitization and awareness exercise by LINWCO is necessary because there are several villages in rural Montserrado that have not been reached and citizens in those areas are not aware of the registration process.
She used the occasion to call on NEC to make use of more voters and civic educators such as LINWCO and other organizations to reach out and encourage, sensitize, and create more awareness to support the voters' registration exercise instituted by the National Elections Commission for the ensuing 2011 general and presidential elections.
The Careysburg Marketing Superintendent expressed concern and regret that other citizens mostly older folks in some far away villages are not capable of reaching the registration center because of transportation problems.
She said many citizens are not able to pay at least $300.00 per round trip to get to their designated voters' registration centers. She named the lack of transportation as one of the impediments that tend to stall the voters' registration process.
Since the inception of the voters' registration exercise, the Liberia Needy Women and Children Organization, Inc., LINWCO has been in the vanguard of moving from village to village conveying voters' registration messages. Many citizens recommended that LINWCO should be empowered by the National Elections Commission (NEC) so as to reach more villages for sensitization and voters' civic education in order to give the process a facelift.
Up till now, many citizens in rural Montserrado are not aware of the process and as such lauded LINWCO for reaching them with the messages.