• NEC informs political parties

The 8th of December, 2022, Monrovia— On Thursday, the National Elections Commission (NEC) hosted a one-day meeting of the Inter Party Consultative Committee (IPCC) for registered political parties in Liberia. The purpose of the meeting was to provide registered political parties in Liberia with first-hand information on the progress leading up to the conduct of general elections in Liberia on October 10, 2023.

The chairperson of the NEC, Madam Browne Lansanah, briefed political party executives on the current statutes of the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) and the procurement process leading to the no objective from the Public Procurement and Concession Committee (PPCC), as well as the selection of Laxton Group, which emerged as the most responsive bidder for the BVR contract. Laxton Group emerged as the most responsive bidder for the BVR contract.

However, the head of the NEC informed executives of political parties that the commission has not awarded any contract to any vendor to procure BVR equipment and materials for the biometric voter registration exercise. This information was shared with political party executives.

She explained that at this time, a four-person delegation from Laxton Group, led by Nick Perkins, President of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, and senior technicians from the NEC are engaging in a series of technical discussions that will ultimately result in the awarding of a BVR contract for the registration exercise.

The head of the NEC gave assurances to executives of political parties that all preparations leading up to the free, fair, transparent, and credible elections that are scheduled to take place on October 10, 2023 are moving according to plan.

According to a statement that was released by the NEC on Thursday, a large number of senior executives from political parties attended the IPCC meeting that was chaired by the Chairperson of the NEC, Madam Davidetta Browne Lansanah. These senior executives include Chairpersons, Vice Chairpersons, and Secretary Generals. At the meeting of the IPCC, which took place at the compound of the commission on 9th Street in Sinkor, all seven members of the Board of Commissioners (BOC) of the NEC were present.

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