The National Election Commission (NEC) has climaxed a two-day training for the Media, Security, and Law Enforcement from the fifteen counties in Liberia.
The training was held at the Ministerial Complex in Congo Town, Monrovia, Liberia under the theme: “Roles and Responsibilities of Law Enforcement and Media During Electoral Period.”
The aim of the training was to improve the understanding, roles, responsibilities, and respective mandates of both law enforcers and Journalists on the day of the election and beyond.
The training was also to facilitate communications between security apparatus and Journalists as well as the understanding of conflict-sensitive reporting, rights, and limits of access to information.
With days to the December 8 senatorial and By-elections in Sinoe County District three and Montserrado County District nine and the referendum, the NEC taught it wise to blend the two institutions for such an educative training.
UNDP Chief Electoral Adviser, Lenka Homolkova thanked the NEC for it quick organization of the workshop for both High institutions in the country and advice that keeping the peace of Liberia is very important, and working collectively for the promotion of the country’s interest is the best way.
Representing the Chairperson of NEC, the institution Communication Director, Henry Flomo thanked participants for excepting to take part in such a crucial training especially with what has been happening between the media and law enforcers.
He warned that media houses are not election commission and should not announce election results but wait for NEC to do them justice.
He also thanked partners and also appealed for peace and stability before, during, and after the election.
Participants in the training pledged their support to maintain the peace and good working relationship for the betterment of the country.
One hundred and fifty participants attended the training.