ALCOD Calls for Electronic Voting Systems in Liberia’s Embassies and Missions Worldwide to Ensure Liberians Living Abroad can Exercise their Constitutional Rights; Proposes the Establishment of a Diaspora Bank to Support Returning Liberians in their Transition Back to the Country and Contribute to its Development

In an effort to ensure Liberians living abroad have the opportunity to exercise their constitutional rights, the All Liberian Conference on Dual Citizenship (ALCOD) has called on the National Elections Commission (NEC) to implement electronic voting systems in Liberia’s embassies and missions worldwide. Speaking to Bana FM from the United States, ALCOD Chairman Alfred Sieh stressed the importance of providing Liberians overseas with the ability to vote, and the constitutional obligation for all citizens to participate in the electoral process.

ALCOD is committed to supporting the NEC in achieving this goal, working in collaboration with diplomats and partners. By introducing electronic voting systems, Liberians abroad will be able to fulfill their civic duties and directly impact the future of Liberia.

ALCOD is also working to strengthen Liberia’s economy through the proposed establishment of a Diaspora Bank. The bank will provide financial assistance to Liberians in the United States who plan to retire and return to their homeland. The bank’s services will be tailored to the specific needs of returning Liberians, facilitating their smooth transition back to Liberia and supporting their efforts to contribute to the country’s development.

The creation of the Diaspora Bank aligns with ALCOD’s broader vision of strengthening connections between Liberians living abroad and their home country, thereby fostering economic growth and progress.

As ALCOD continues to collaborate with stakeholders and diplomats, Liberians at home and abroad await the NEC’s response to their request for electronic voting systems. Such a system would ensure inclusivity, uphold democratic principles, and empower Liberians abroad to actively participate in shaping the future of their nation.

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