WEN Embarks on Civic and Voter Education in Margibi

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A group under the banner Women Empowerment Network (WEN) has embarked on civic and voter education for the special senatorial election in Margibi County.

Over two million citizens are expected to go to the polls on December 8, 2020, to participate in the Special Senatorial Elections.

Mrs. Margaret Taylor, Executive Director of WEN said the organization is providing civic and voter education for the pending elections in four counties including Montserrado, Grand Bassa, Bong, and Margibi counties.

She added that it is important to provide basic voter education for every voter, as voter education sensitizes the electorates on the importance of participating in elections.

Mrs. Taylor explained that her organization is also informing citizens about the importance of accepting results and being tolerant during these periods with the overall goal of maintaining the country’s peace.

She said the WEN civic and voter education campaign is in every corner of the county including market Places, Towns, and villages, and having community meetings with local and traditional leaders in the four counties.

“The civic and voter education encyclopedia topic explores the possibilities and constraints of civic education as a way to secure democracy in varying political content and we are in Margibi today calling on our people to turn out in their numbers and vote their choices come December 8, 2020,” Mrs. Taylor explained.

Meanwhile, the executive director for the Liberia Agriculture and Rural Development Agency, a civil society organization in Margibi Mr. Edwin G. Voler said the organization is partnering with WEN with support from UNDP to provide civic and voter education for citizens in Margibi through the local languages and drama.

Mr. Voler further called on Margibians to remain peaceful and fully participate in the December 8 Special senatorial election.

“We are calling on the people of Margibi and Liberia at large to Kindly turn out in their numbers to vote peacefully remember, Liberia is all we have,” Mr. Voler added

Local and Traditional leaders in the county have praised WEN and its partners for such an initiative.

Edwin Paye, a local leader speaking to our reporter said providing civic and voter education has encouraged citizens in Margibi to peacefully turn out in their numbers and vote comes December 8.

He said as a traditional leader in Margibi, he has joined WEN to campaign on civic and voter education.

Marie Kollie, a community dweller in Kakata has promised to also campaign and called on women to peacefully participate in the December 8 election.

“I finish knowing the importance of participating in the election, and I will make sure I encourage my fellow women, even my children, to go and vote in this election.”