Sixty youths have ended a two-day training workshop at the Holy Trinity Parish hall in Kenema, eastern Sierra Leone.
The workshop was organized by Global Rescue Mission (GRM) and funded by the British High Commission. It treated topics such as civil society monitoring mechanisms, civic engagement, grassroots’ participation and election monitoring.
In his statement GRM’s country director, Mohamed Jaward, called on participants to be non partisan during the election, saying that they had roles to play in making sure the elections were violence-free.
The national consultant, Joseph Kamara, described Civil Society as “a group of individuals, organizations and institutions that serve as an interface between government and the citizens of a country”.
The project officer, Alusine Sillah, spoke about promoting democratic tolerance in the political system and called on participants to demonstrate loyalty to democracy. He also asked partakers to take seriously into account the knowledge they had acquired.
The project coordinator, Kirsty Wood, encouraged participants to live up to expectations at all times.