The LMDI and its partner then, the Public Trust Media Group (PTMG) of another long time journalist, Frank Sainwola conducted three Presidential, one Vice Presidential and 56 legislative debates for Representative Aspirants and candidates in the 2017 elections.
LMDI Director John Kollie however says his organization has the desire and capacity to conduct sustained debates and other kinds of civic education campaigns for Liberia’s electoral circles and other kinds of national policy issues, but has no money to do so.
He says the LMDI is open to partnership on the conduct of the three debates in the two counties as the LMDI as a local organization lacks the financial capacity but has the professional and material capacity to conduct the by-elections debates and other direct media and Community Outreach blended People To People public forums and other engagements for Liberia’s democracy.
The LMDI further announces that it will be fully engage with the representative and senatorial elections in Montserrado and Sinoe Counties in a range of ways to give the elections the democratic taste and space for democracy sustenance in Liberia.
You may follow us at our new website at www.lmdi.org and also visit our face book page at Liberia Media for Democratic initiatives-LMDI. You can send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com THE DIALOGUE and DUCOR DEBATES at this time are generally in search of support and partnership to sustain regular debates and make them a culture of Liberia’s democratic transitions and space.
Signed: John O. Kollie
LMDI has already held the Montserrado County District No. 13 Representative By-Election Debate featuring 10 of the 12 candidates.
The Montserrado District No. 13 Representative and Sinoe County Senatorial Bye-Elections are necessitated by the election and ascendency of former representative SAAH JOSEPH to the Liberian Senate the appointment of former Senator JOSEPH NAGBE to the Supreme Court Bench of Liberia by President GEORGE WEAH.
The Liberia Media for Democratic Initiatives (LMDI) of long time journalist and now Press Union of Liberia (PUL) journalist of the year, 2017-18 was the lead facilitator of Liberia’s first ever regionalized Presidential, Vice Presidential and Legislative Debates conducted for and during the 2017 Presidential and Legislative Elections.
The LMDI team’s final sitting for YEAR THREE QUALIFYING rounds will be at HARPER CITY in Maryland County, where the county’s session of the qualifiers for both the both the Quizzing and THE MULTIPLIER will be held and climaxed by the regional qualifying rounds for the National General Pop Quizzing.
Per tradition, the LMDI will broadcast the debate live deliberations of all debates and qualifying rounds of the National General Knowledge Pop Quizzing and Multiplication competitions on all community radios in the South East and subsequently rebroadcast on LMDI partner network of 45 National and Rural Community Radios across Liberia.The Sinoe County Bye-Election LMDI DUCOR DEBATES session will be the first of two initially planned debates for Sinoe and the second of three that the LMDI has planned for the Montserrado and Sinoe Representative and Senatorial Bye-Elections scheduled for November 20, 2018.
OTHELLO DOE NAGBE
KLAHN GBOLOH JARBAH
AUGUSTINE S. CHEA.
South Eastern Liberia Road Challenge
National Quizzing Competition
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LMDI Event…LMDI BEGINS A TOUR OF SOUTH EASTERN LIBERIA TO CONDUCT DEBATES AND GENERAL KNOWLEDGE QUIZZING FOR PUPILS , HOLDS FIRST DEBATE FOR SINOE SENATORIAL BY-ELECTION ON TOMORROW SUNDAY NOVEMBER 11 FOCUSING ON THE BAD ROAD IN THE REGION AND WHETHER LIBERIA SHOULD HEAD FOR DIALOGUE FOR PEACE PER PRESIDENT WEAH’ S UNGA 2018 ADDRESS OR A SPECIAL WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL FOR THE NATION’S WAR PAST…BUT MAY NOT CONDUCT THE SECOND INITIALLY PLANNED ONE BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF MONEY AND THE BAD AND NEAR IMPASSIBLE ROAD CONDITION IN THE SOUTH EASTERN REGION IN GENERAL AND SINOE COUNTY IN PARTICULAR… SEEKS FINANCIAL, MATERIAL AND MORAL SUPPORT AND PARTNERSHIP TO ENHANCE ITS CAPACITY TO MAKE DEBATES A CULTURE OF THE LIBERIA’S POST CONFLICT DEMOCRACY....LMDI/THE DIALOGUE/DUCOR DEBATES-ZEE-MAANNEH---ZEE-MAANNEH (PEACE & ENJOYMENT)…PLEASE VISIT AND VIEW OUR NEW WEBSITE AND FACEBOOK PAGE AT www.lmdi.org AND www.facebook/lmdi.org. PLEASE FOLLOW AND KNOW ALL ABOUT US AND LIBERIA AND ALL THAT WE DO TO SUSTAIN LIBERIA’S POST CONFLICT DEMOCRACY.
GREENVILLE LIBERIA…Saturday November 10, 2018… The Community Outreach team of the Liberia Media for Democratic Initiatives (LMDI), the facilitator of Liberia’s leading set of Direct People To People media and community outreach blended interactive DIALOGUE style Debates and child sensitive public education flagship platforms, DUCOR DEBATES and TOMORROW’S PEOPLE has arrived in Sinoe County at the start of a tour of the South Eastern Region of Liberia to hold candidates’ debates for SINOE county’s senatorial by-election and to conduct the YEAR THREE qualifying rounds of the LMDI’s National General Knowledge Pop Quizzing Competition for all five counties in the region.
At the head of the team in the South East of Liberia, LMDI Director JOHN KOLLIE says the tour which should conduct two candidates’ debates in SINOE at two initially planned locations is considering the
cancellation of the second debate which should be held at JUARZON or BILIBOQLEE, some 40 kilometers South of GREENVILLE because of financial constraints and the bad and near impassible road condition in the county in particular and the South Eastern Region in General. Roads in the Region are made bad and most instances impassible because of the annual rainy season running from April to October and now to November because of climate change.
JOHN KOLLIE says the tour which will last for 15 days in the South East will see however see the conduct of the planned GREENVILLE debate at the J. DOMINIC BING CITY Hall on tomorrow Sunday November 11, 2018 beginning at 2:00PM.
The LMDI DUCOR DEBATES team is in contact with the candidates to ensure their presence and participation as a matter of addressing the concerns of the electorate in furtherance of sustaining Liberia’s post conflict democracy and says all the four candidates in the SINOE senatorial by-election agreed to attend and are converging on GREENVILLE city along with their supporters for tomorrow’s debate.
The Sinoe County Senatorial Bye-Election DUCOR DEBATES session will deal with major trending issues prominent among which the known deplorable and near impassible road condition in the South Eastern Region of Liberia in general and Sinoe County in particular and the unfolding debate on whether Liberia should head for a national DIALOGUE for peace as proposed by President GEORGE WEAH at his recent UN General Assembly or a War Crimes Court or Special Tribunal to deal with crimes committed during Liberia’s bloody 14 year long civil war.
The National Elections Commission has certified four candidates, namely ROMEO QUIAH, KLAHN GBOLOH JARBAH, AUGUSTINE CHEA and OTHELLO DOE NAGBE to contest the Sinoe County Bye-Election and most of them are showing signs of attending the November 11 DUCOR DEBATES session at Greenville city.
Following the first Candidates’ debate at GREENVILLE, the LMDI outreach team will on Monday November 12 conduct the SINOE County YEAR THREE session of the LMDI National General Knowledge Quizzing Competition and the newly launched National Multiplication Competition for Liberian Primary School pupils simply named and styled “THE MULTIPLIER”.
If the LMDI fails to find the support for the second debate planned for JUARZON, the LMDI will leave SINOE County for BARCLAYVILLE, the seat of GRAND KRU County to conduct their session of the YEAR THREE of the National General Knowledge Pop Quizzing and THE MULTIPLIER and then move on to FISH TOWN in RIVER GEE.