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Min. Tokpa Urges Bong Citizens To Obtain Voter Cards
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Internal Affairs Minister Dr. Henrique Flomo Tokpa


Min. Tokpa Urges Bong Citizens To Obtain Voter Cards
By Ballah M. Kollie

SALALA, BONG COUNTY, January 14 (LINA) – Internal Affairs Minister Dr. Henrique Flomo Tokpa is calling on eligible voters of Bong County to obtain their voter cards during the 2017 registration to be conducted by the National Elections Commission (NEC).

NEC has set Wednesday, February 1, to Friday, March 7, as the timetable for voter registration for the 2017 Presidential and Legislative elections.

He said for citizens to participate in the decision-making of the country, they must be registered and must cast their votes on the day of the election.

The Internal Affairs Ministry boss made the call when he addressed the opening sessions of Town Hall meetings held in Gbarnga and Salala in Bong County.

The meetings were conducted under the theme, “Increased Knowledge for
Increased Participation,” targeting populated communities in counties that already have County Service Centers in the country.

The decentralization and de-concentration policy of the Unity Party-led government is sponsored by the Government of Liberia, European Union, the Government of Sweden, U. S. Agency for International Development, U.N. Development Program (UNDP) and U.N. Mission in Liberia (UNMIL).

The Government and its development partners are said to be investing over US$18 million into the program that is said to be providing over 45 different services through a one-stop-shop facility called County Service Center.

The program was launched on January 5, 2012, in Salala City by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in furtherance of her commitment to ensuring that governance and services are brought closer to the people.

Dr. Tokpa also challenged citizens to take the 2017 elections seriously and pray for God’s direction in electing a leader who will have the country at heart and develop it.

He said when citizens participate in the decision-making of their country; they are equally contributing to its development.

He wants a change in the 2011 election experience in which less Bong County citizens participated.


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