VOTER AWARENESS PROJECT MUST BE COMPREHENSIVE: SIDT

How the back of the new Voter's ID Card looks. Photo credit: SIBC.

How the back of the new Voter’s ID Card looks. Photo credit: SIBC.

Solomon Islands Development Trust Director, Longden Manedika has said a project that addresses voter education should not address the usual awareness of voters only, but also events after an election.

Such a project should address the aftermath of an election result. Mr Manedika was speaking to local reporters in Honiara recently.

“A project that should address voter education should not be a project that addresses only the usual awareness, like vote for this person because he is a good man, but it should also address the aftermath of an election result. In that way we can have good leaders. Good leaders can come about if people support them. It is not because he or she has a good background, that’s a different story, but we want a leader that a group of voters or voters can be able to influence him to improve, so it’s a two way process”.

SIBC News understands, a 35 minutes DVD produced by SIDT showed scenes of three dimensions mentioned by Mr Manedika, purposely to help voters make informed choices in an election.

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