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NCD HOLDS ANNUAL RETREAT IN BO


The National Commission for Democracy (NCD) has on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 commenced its annual retreat at the J&E Resort Campus View, Towama in Bo on the theme: “Making NCD Strategic in 2016 and Beyond”.

In his opening address, the Chairman of the Commission, Dr. Abubakar H. Kargbo, observed that the Commission has been doing extremely well towards achieving its mandate more especially on the Commission’s role in creating and sustaining within society public awareness of the principles and objectives of the Constitution of Sierra Leone. He maintained that his Commission has embarked on effective sensitization on the principles of inclusion and cohesion of the citizenry on the Constitutional Review Process by holding one hundred meetings with locals in fifty constituencies targeting over ten thousand people. He said the process enhanced participatory democracy and the people were able to make informed decision as to what they would like to see in the new constitution.

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NCD CLIMAXES A SEVEN DAY CIVIC AND VOTER EDUCATION CAMPAIGN WITH ELECTION OBSERVATION IN CONSTITUENCY 025


Following a seven day intensive civic and voter education campaign to enhance the successful outcome of the bye-election in Constituency 025 in the Kono District in Eastern Sierra Leone, the National Commission for Democracy (NCD) has joined other good governance institutions in the Country to observe the closely contested bye-election to replace the Late Hon. Torto whose demise gave occasion for the conduct of the Saturday, December 19, 2015 bye-election in the Gorama-Kono and Nimiyama chiefdoms, ‘amalgamated’ to constitute Constituency 025.

With twenty two (22) polling centers, eleven (11) centers in each chiefdom, and thirty (30) polling stations to observe, NCD was well represented in both chiefdoms with the NCD Commissioner of the Eastern Region, Alhaji Sheku Kamara, heading the team that covered the Gorama-Kono Chiefdom as part of the Constituency and the NCD Communications and PR Manager, Rev. Gibrilla Kargbo, heading the team that covered Nimiyama Chiefdom as the other part of the Constituency.

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The Chairman
Dr. Abubakar Kargbo

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