- Search Results
 
 
Male Dominance Cited In VRU Exercise
Date Uploaded: Apr 30, 2014

National Elections Commission (NEC) Boss, Cllr. Jerome Kokoyah

 

 

Male Dominance Cited In VRU Exercise

By Ballah M. Kollie, LINA Bong County Correspondent

GBARNGA, April 29 (LINA) – The National Elections Commission (NEC) has recorded a total of 104,710 voters captured under its Voter Roll Update (VRU) exercise across the country, with male dominance cited in the report.

According to the NEC report, men account for 65,989 or 63 percent of those registered compared to their female counterparts with 38,721 or 37 percent.

The report also revealed that Bong County registered 7,116 persons, with male accounting for 4,003 or 56 percent, while 3,113 or 44 percent were females.

The VRU was launched in January this year to capture Liberians who turned 18 since the last election in 2011, those who relocated and others who lost their voter cards.

This will make them eligible to vote in the Mid-Term Senatorial Election slated for October this year.

The NEC report said while male dominance poses continuous challenge to females, it is worth noting that women participation in the VRU exercise failed to impress in any of the 15 counties in the country.

The report records the highest participation or 27,110 in Montserrado County, while Rivercess accounts for the lowest or 1,807 of all registered male and female voters.

According to NEC, women account for 51 percent of the country’s population, but their low level of participation runs contrary to the global campaign stressing the need for equity and balance in governance participation, particularly in electoral processes.

LINA BMK/PTK

latest headlines
MoE Announces Local Scholarship Program In Nimba
The Ministry of Education through its Nimba County office has announced a local scholarship program for specified areas of study in the county. ...more
PUL Suspends LEGISPOL Congress
The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) has, with immediate effect, suspended all electoral-related activities of the Legislative Press Pool (LEGISPOL) ...more
Miss Liberia Wokie Dolo Off To Uganda For Mega Charity
Miss Liberia Wokie Dolo is in Uganda upon the invitation of Miss Uganda, Nakitende Irene, to participate in charitable works. ...more
Access To Information Key To Trust - Nah
Carter Center Program Lead for Access to Information, Thomas Doe Nah, has termed access to information as a key tool for the building of trust an ...more
LIPA Beats Chest Over Incremental Progress
As the Liberia Institute of Public Administration (LIPA) clocks 48 years of existence, the Director General Oblayon Blayon Nyemah has hailed the ...more
MoPT Begins e-Liberia Web Portal To Access Govt’s Services
The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MoPT) has initiated the e-Liberia Web portal to ensure that services of government are readily acces ...more
 
All rights reserved © 2013 - 2014
Liberia News Agency