On Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Civil Society Organizations including PLANETE PEIX represented by President Achille COMOE and the Secretary of Communications Miss Annick IBO, APHD, WANEP, and CEFCI went to the offices of the Secretary of State for Human Rights in Cocody on the convocation of of the said Institution on the following agenda:
1- Proposals for reform of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC)
2- The involvement of civil society in raising public awareness of the electoral process
Regarding the first point, the Secretary of State invited members of civil society to make concrete proposals concerning the reform of the IEC for the peaceful elections in 2020. The proposals should allow Cote D ‘ Ivory to abide by the Articles 10 and 17 of the Charter of the African Union and Article 3 of the ECOWAS Charter. She also invited civil society to put together their proposals in order to speak with one voice.
Regarding the second and final point, the Secretary of State encouraged civil society for her quest for perpetual peace and invited her to become more involved in raising public awareness on electoral process by implementing activities to strengthen the capacity of civil society for this purpose.