Dominica is seeking technical assistance from the Commonwealth Secretariat for its electoral reform agenda, which includes the implementation of national ID cards For Dominica.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit held discussions with Secretary General of the Commonwealth Secretariat His Excellency Kamalesh Sharma on his official one day visit to the Dominica yesterday.
He says there is need for professional experience guidance for the implementation of the reform agenda.
“We discussed a number of areas and one of the most important points is that with regards to technical assistance with relations to our electoral reform agenda.They have had experience in that area and we would need professional guidance in regards to its implementation,” he said.
He said government’s role is to make the funds available to the electoral reform and wouldn’t want any further involvement “for various reasons”.
Meantime Secretary General of the Commonwealth Secretariat told a press conference yesterday that the implementation of national ID cards is essential to the further development of the country.
He says the Commonwealth Secretariat will make quick progress in that area.
There has been mounting pressure on government for the implementation of Voter ID Cards but Prime Minister Skerrit said it will be too costly.
The UWP has threatened that it will not take part in any elections in the absence of Voter ID Cards.