30 Women Election Observers Seek Peaceful End to Process

first_imgThe 30 WSR Observers at the Ganta Concerned Women CenterA women organization under the banner, Women’s Situation Room (WSR), which deployed 30 personnel to observe the conduct of last Tuesday’s electoral process in Nimba County has called for a peaceful end to the process.Madam Musu Kardamie, WSR executive director, said that the observers were assigned at every polling place in all the districts to ensure that the elections were free, transparent and fair.“The 30 observers were trained along with other women from Bong and Lofa counties with requisite knowledge of elections concerning the collection of data that includes the number of voters at every center and their ages,” Madam Kardamie said.Prior to deploying the observers, the women paraded the streets of Ganta carrying peace messages to several other actors including officers of Liberia National Police and the city authorities.Prior to their deployment, the women paraded carrying peace messages through principle streets of GantaThey carried placards, some with the inscriptions that read: “With peace, you can make farm, go to school, ride motorbikes and do anything constructive to live.”Another other read:”Respect yourselves and maintain peace; if you have any problem take it to court.”Mrs. Betty Sharp, a WSR executive, said that the women’s group is concerned about the peace and tranquility in Liberia.She said the women want peaceful election and therefore called on all state actors and politicians to respect the rule of law and address their dissatisfactions peacefully.The group presented their position statement to the police, calling on the officers to be  vigilant during and after the elections.The police, through one of their deputy commissioners, Randolph Dennis, assured the women that the election atmosphere will be peaceful, adding, “police have been assigned to all the polling places to ensure that there is no violence.”The WSR is funded by the Angie Brooks International Center.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more


first_imgMET EIREANN has issued a double weather alert for Donegal – for TWO days.There is a Yellow Alert for today, Monday, and a newly-extended Orange Alert for Tuesday, Christmas Eve.And there are already warnings about another storm set to hit Ireland on St Stephen’s Night and into Friday. MONDAY’S ALERT: Wind Warning for Wexford, Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo, Sligo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and WaterfordSouth to southwest winds, of mean speeds 50 to 70 km/h will gusts 85 to 100 km/h at times, in southern and western coastal counties on Monday.Valid:Monday 23 December 2013 06:00 to Monday 23 December 2013 16:00.TUESDAY’S ALERT: Preliminary Warning : A vigorous Atlantic storm depression is forecast to pass just to the northwest of Ireland overnight on Monday. The exact track is still not certain, but it is likely to bring some severe winds in over the country for late Monday night and for a time on Tuesday. Blustery southwest winds are expected to gust to between 100 km/h and 130 km/h. The highest gusts, at this stage, are expected in western and northern coastal counties. High Seas are expected also. Valid:Tuesday 24 December 2013 00:01 to Tuesday 24 December 2013 16:00 UPDATE: DOUBLE WEATHER ALERT ISSUED FOR DONEGAL was last modified: December 23rd, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegal daily weatherorange alertstormwindsyellow alertlast_img read more