By Amin Kef (Ranger)
During a stakeholders engagement by the Electoral Commission for Sierra Leone a Project titled, ” Ensuring Locally -led Elections are Credible and Transparent (ELECT) in Sierra Leone” was officially launched on the 16th February, 2023.
In attendance were the Chief Electoral Commissioner and Chairman, Commissioner Edmond S. Alpha, the American Ambassador to Sierra Leone, Ambassador David Reimer, the President of the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ), representatives of ONS, Independent Radio Network (IRN), National Election Watch (NEW) and other Civil Society groups on Governance and a cross-section of the Media.
During the launch, the CEC used the opportunity to update the meeting on the ECSL’s preparedness to conduct the June 2023 Elections and particularly the ECSL’s ongoing nationwide stakeholders engagement and awareness raising on the Proportional Representation (PR) electoral system that will be used to transform votes into seats in Sierra Leone.
The project is funded by USAID, the National Democratic Institute (NDI), and the International Republican Institute (IRI) and was officially launched by the US Ambassador to Sierra Leone.