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NCD WELCOMES THE NEW COMMISSIONER IN THE WESTERN REGION OFFICE

With effect from May 25, 2016, it has pleased His Excellency, Dr. Ernest Bai Koroma, to appoint Benjamin Macfoy as the new Commissioner of the Western Region office of the National Commission for Democracy (NCD) after the position was vacant with the expiration of the tenure of the former Commissioner, Georgette L. O. de Marke.

The new Commissioner is said to be versatile, quick-thinking, enthusiastic and result-oriented. He stands out as the youngest among the current batch of Commissioners in the Commission with many both within and without affirming that his appointment is in line with the avowed manifesto of His Excellency that his second term is dedicated to the young people of this Country.

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NCD AND NEC SIGN MOU

Two leading governance institutions in the country, the National Commission for Democracy (NCD) and the National Electoral Commission (NEC) have on Friday, 20th May, 2016 signed a Memorandum of Understanding in the conference room of the National Electoral Commission at Towel Hill in Freetown.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Minister of Political and Public Affairs, Honorable Nannette Thomas, said that the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding was an important milestone in building democratic good governance in the country noting that the MOU would help NCD and NEC to effectively and collaboratively achieve their mandates as prescribed by the Acts that created them. She said the two institutions are creatures of Acts of Parliament and that the MOU recognizes the critical roles these commissions are playing before, during and after elections. The Minster described the signing as timely and strongly believed that it would help in enhancing credence in the forthcoming Presidential and Parliamentary Elections. As the Political and Public Affairs Minister, she promised to closely work with the two governance institutions in ensuring that they get the needed support to implement the content of the MOU.

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The Chairman
Dr. Abubakar Kargbo

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