Freetown, 03 March, 2023 / 7:25 pm (ACI Africa).
The development and humanitarian arm of the Catholic Archdiocese of Freetown in Sierra Leone, Caritas Freetown, has lauded the monetary contribution of the European Union (EU) to support elections in the country’s general elections slated for June 24.
In a note on the support that the Executive Director of Caritas Freetown shared with ACI Africa Tuesday, February 28, Fr. Peter Konteh says that contribution will facilitate the creation of a conducive environment for free, transparent, peaceful, and credible elections in the West African country.
The European Union in Sierra Leone announced on Monday, February 27, that it had committed several millions of Euros to build the institutional capacity of electoral management bodies and civil society organizations in Sierra Leone ahead of the country’s general elections.
“The EU and its Member States have committed over 7 million Euro to support transparent, inclusive, credible and peaceful elections in Sierra Leone in 2023,” the EU in Sierra Leone said about the polls scheduled to take place on June 24.
The EU in the country added, “Team Europe supports the project ‘Fostering Peaceful, Credible and Inclusive Elections in Sierra Leone 2022-2023’”.