Monrovia -As means refreshing on electoral violence and mitigating feature challenges in Liberia, ZOAC, and Liberia peace Building Office with support from Irish Aid end a daylong dialogue at the Bensenville City Hull Bentol City on post-election in Montserrado County.
The one-day dialogue which focuses on strengthening inclusive civil, political participation constructive engagement for sustained peace in Liberia brought together over thirty participants from cross-section to include, youth women civil societies, actors from political parties, and religious groups.
The dialogue which is amid at reinforcing additional high-level reconciliation citizens with support from political parties civil society organizations youth, and religious groups to bring the issues on electoral violence in the country
The Liberia Peace Building Office was done through facts finding, and focus on group discussion open questions from participants with an interview at the end of the daylong dialogue on the outcome of the dialogue from participants and facilitators, with several recommendations.
Speaking with Freedom News at the end of the daylong dialogue, the projects officer from the Liberia peacebuilding office Bill Cordor said the dialogue is to inform and encourage participants and retrospect on post-electoral violence and discuss the promotion of peaceful and non-violence campaigning in the upcoming electoral process across the country.
According to Cordor supporters of the political parties are the wants creating electoral violence during after election as such a dialogue will serve as a means to retrospect on post-electoral violence and lessons learned during elections, especially the 2020 December 8 special election.
He added that the dialogue should be a lesson learned for participants and will enable them to carry out those messages to their various parties which will end feature electoral violence among supporters of political parties.
Cordor who served as key facilitators at the one day dialogue used the occasion called on international partners and government and the Irish Aid to continue with more support to such a program that is amid at ending electoral violence across the country adding that the program is currently looking at the hotspots for now.
Cordor, recommended that to the government and international partners like Irish Aid to support an organization like ZOAC and Liberia Peace Building to enable then continues with the dialogue in all of the fifteen counties
According to Cordor such a dialogue needs to be embraced by stakeholders and international partners and there should continue the process even before during and after the election.
Also speaking at the end of the dialogue two participants Thomas Roberts youth Chair of Electoral District two Montserrado County and Sianneh Agnes Mbachu Ernest of the ANC lauded the ZOAC and partners for organizing such dialogue amid mitigating electoral violence in the country during and after the election
The participants called on the government to support the dialogue adding that it will enlighten mine of first voters and supporters of every political party during and after the election process.
Both Roberts and Ernest recommended to ZOA and Liberia Peace Building Office for the Continuation of the dialogue before during and after the election.