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EU, UNDP support ECSL with 1 million Euros

EU, UNDP support ECSL with 1 million Euros

During the signing of an agreement between the EU, Ireland, UNDP and the Electoral Commission of Sierra Leone, The Head of European Union Delegation of Sierra Leone, Manuel Muller, said the one million euro support that the European Union placed in the UNDP basket fund project is to aid the Electoral Commission-Sierra Leone (ECSL) to conduct peaceful 2023 elections.

‘’The one million euro contribution to the UNDP basket fund project that we are signing today is an additional element of EU Support and it complements the ongoing assistance that the European Union has been providing to elections administrative bodies, civil society organizations and other institutions. The EU is fully at ease to the scope and objectives of the UNDP basket fund project fostering peaceful, credible and inclusive elections in Sierra Leone 2022/2023,” he said.

Manuel Muller said these supports would help elections management bodies to fully understand the things related to elections, adding that they want to see transparency and accountability during the 2023 elections so that all Sierra Leoneans would have access to vote. He concluded that EU member states would continue to support Sierra Leone.

The Chief Electoral Commissioner, Mohamed Konneh, assured the European Union, Ireland and UNDP that the 2023 elections would be peaceful and Sierra Leoneans would accept the results.

By Alpha Paul Kamara

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