Citizens in rural Montserrado have begun debating specific reforms that are needed for laws affecting elections in Liberia.
Ahead of the by-election in Montserrado’s 15th district, several residents in the district have named the lack of electricity, safe drinking water, roads, security and equipped schools as priority areas that must be addressed through their new representative.
Sen. Milton Teahjay of Sinoe says he wants a soon-to-be-drafted electoral reform bill to clearly address the issue of the National Elections Commission having to conduct voters’ registration for each election.
A representative candidate in the November 20 Montserrado’s 13th district byelection, Cornelia Kruah-Togbah says she intends to create a module district by introducing policies that will directly empower citizens and promote accountability, in the district, if elected.
Four of Bong’s five contestants in the senatorial by-election in the county faced off at a debate organized by the Liberia Media for Democratic Initiatives in Gbarnga.
Chief Zanzan Karwah says stakeholders of Liberia’s electoral process should put in place policies to prevent sitting lawmakers from contesting future elections at the legislature.
Amid pressure from the public, President George Weah has withdrawn the nomination of Charles Gibson as justice minister.
Margibians are largely commending President George Weah for appointing one of their sons as minister of education.