Special Awards In Pictures

-As She Vows To Reach All Out For Run-Off
The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) through the Pentecostal Mission Unlimited Liberia (PMU-Liberia) has hailed the Kokoyah Citizens Union (KOCU) for the level of works done so far since the start of the 2017 Electoral exercises in Liberia.

In an email and telephone conversation with the Communication Officer of KOCU, Esau Farr, the Program Officer of PMU-Liberia, Davestus James thanked the union and other civil society organizations (CSOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) for the level of collaboration and commitment shown throughout the 2017 Electoral Process. He said he wants to see an extension of such partnership in the future for national endeavors.

His commendation followed the successful conduct of the first round of the October 10, 2017 Presidential and Representative Elections. He expressed happy over the outreach activities of KOCU and other CSOs and CBOs that helped encourage youths, women and persons with disabilities to participate in the 2017 electoral activities up to polling day.
The Kokoyah Citizens Union, a legally registered non-governmental organization (NGO), is amongst seven CBOs and CSOs that are implementing support program of UNDP to the NEC through PMU-Liberia since the start of voter registration in February this year.
As part of the implementation, the union and other partners are charged with the responsibility of conducting civic education (CVE) and awareness activities around the 2017 Electoral activities and processes leading to polling steps with focus in Bong and Lofa Counties.
During the Voter Registration and Exhibition exercises in Liberia for the 2017 Elections, the KCU carried out civic education and other awareness messages in Bong Electoral Districts # 1, 2 and 5 through the use of Megaphone, radio jingles (English, Kpelle, Bassa and Mano) in Bong County and visitation of public areas as well as the ‘Jehovah Witness’ Campaign Approach amongst others.
For the education on the elections, KCU tasked by PMU-Liberia with support from UNDP to conduct CVE in Bong Electoral Districts # 1 and 2. It ended on October 10, 2017 (Polling Day) with the compiling and reporting of KOCU’s Observatory Report on polling activities.
In its KOCU’s Elections Observatory Report to PMU-Liberia, it observed minor irregularities by NEC Staff as some were trained for other functions, but performed different tasks on election day, something that caused delays during the early hours of October 10, 2017.
Some staffs were seen not aware of what exactly to do as the few trained were forced to perform dual tasks or functions.
Additionally, the union made significant mark by increasing the number of registered voters for the 2017 Elections while at the same time helping to reduce invalid votes in Bong County as a result of rigorous and strong civic education and awareness messages done through community outreach especially hard-to-reach areas.
Meanwhile, KOCU’s President, Rev. Samuel A. Morris has thanked volunteers who worked in the interest of citizens of Bong and urged them to get ready for the Run-off election, adding, “if the scaring of the bird does not stop, the banging of the stick cannot also end”.
“I only want to use this opportunity to say thanks to all of you for the job well done thus far and to also encourage you all that very soon we will again be knocking at your doors to go into far away and hard to reach communities to encourage our people to turn out and vote as the Run-off is a crucial one for all Liberians”, Rev. Morris told KOCU’s volunteers recently.
Meanwhile, the Liberian Spiritual leader and General Overseer of the Four Square Gospel Church, Liberia Chapter, has called on all parties, players and participants of the October 10, 2017 elections to accept the decisions the people of Liberia made at the Ballot Box. He urged them to think about rebuilding Liberia and foster peace and development warning all against any post electoral violence as the surest way forward.
He also reminded religious heads of Liberia to begin to pray than ever before for a successful Run-Off that God’s chosen leaders will be elected and save the state as the country prepares to witness its first transition in 74 years.

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