February 21, 2024

Minister Kemayah guarantees free and fair elections come 2023

Amb. Dee-Maxwell Saah Kemayah, the Foreign Minister of Liberia, has reassured the international community and partners that the country’s upcoming general and presidential elections in October 2023 will be essential for consolidating democracy, maintaining peace, and advancing the country’s overall development.

A free, fair, transparent, peaceful, inclusive, and credible general and presidential election will take place in Liberia in October 2023, Minister Kemayah reaffirmed, as will the government of President George Weah. It is beyond a shadow of a doubt, according to Minister Kemayah, that the results of a free, fair, transparent, peaceful, inclusive, and credible electoral process will further the maintenance and consolidation of peace in Liberia, which is the cornerstone of a thriving democracy, as well as the pursuit of the country’s development agenda.

During an ambassadorial-level meeting of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission-Liberia Configuration on Monday, November 14, 2022, Foreign Minister Kemayah made these comments. According to Foreign Minister Kemayah, who quoted  Samuel D. Tweah Jr., Minister of Finance and Development Planning, as a first step in funding the electoral process, the government has a net of USD$18 million for the National Elections Commission through appropriation in the 2022 National Budget for the conduct of the October 2023 Elections.

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