The head of the Governance Team of the Liberia Office of Carter Center, Barbara Smith, on Friday, 19 February 2021,  paid a courtesy call on the Board of Commissioners of the National Elections Commission (NEC), informing the Commission about the end of her four- year work in Liberia.

Ms. Barbara Smith, Mr. Dorbor Jallah and Ms. Davidetta Browne Lansanah

Miss Smith lauded the Commission for its support to the Carter Center Governance Team during her stay in Liberia. 

The Carter Center Governance Team in Liberia has over the years supported civil society organizations in country including the Liberia Elections Observation Network, LEON which role, in part, has been to monitor democratic elections in Liberia.

In response, NEC Chairperson Davidetta Browne Lansanah praised Ms. Smith for her role and the Carter Center’s support to civil society organizations, especially LEON, which advisory role played over the years has helped the Commission to deliver free, fair and credible elections in Liberia.

The Commission says it will miss Ms. Smith for her invaluable contributions aimed at achieving the mandate of NEC and notes that the Commission will remain engaged with the Carter Center which is a democratic institution, to entrench democracy in Liberia through the conduct of free, fair, transparent and credible elections.  

Presenting Miss Barbara Smith to the Commission on her departure from Liberia was Mr. Dorbor Jallah, Country Director of the Carter Center Liberia Office.

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