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Bill of Rights

Shayal Devi
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

THROUGH workshops conducted by members of the Citizens Constitutional Forum around the country, it was found that some people in remote areas were still unaware of what the 2013 Constitution contained.

CCF communications officer Nazeem Kasim said a majority of the participants showed no knowledge of the 2013 Constitution and had not read or seen it and as a result, were not aware of the Bill of Rights.

"The lack of knowledge on the elections process and how voting will take place was also evident from the group discussions," he said.

A workshop was held for the canefarming community of Soweri, in Golf Link Ba, yesterday where 35 participants attended.

"The community is still yet to be visited by voter educators and there is an urgent need for voter education in this community as the elections are less than five months away. The Elections Office had kick started voter education on national television.

"However, most of these families do not have access to television. People also raised concerns on the ability of the physical challenged and older people who cannot remember the candidate's three digit numbers and grass roots people who cannot read and write to properly cast their votes due to the non-inclusion of party logos and candidates photos from the ballot papers.

"Participants feel from the time when the candidates list will be made public to the date of polling, the time will not be sufficient for them to study their party candidates and as a result will affect the ability to cast a valid vote."








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