Former Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Heritage, and Culture Amina Mohamed will lead a group of observers in Dominica.
At the invitation of the Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, a Commonwealth Observer Group (COG) will be deployed to observe the country’s general elections scheduled for 6 December 2022.
The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, constituted the five-member group of observers, which will be led by Kenya’s former CS for sports Amina.
“The Commonwealth has a long and proud history of standing in solidarity with citizens as they prepare to choose their leaders.
“Under the chairmanship of Hon. Amina Mohammed, I firmly believe that the observer group will provide an informed, comprehensive, and impartial assessment of the electoral process," Patricia said.
The observer group will arrive in Roseau on 30 November 2022 and stay until the completion of the electoral process. During their stay, which will see them deployed throughout the country, they will be supported by a team from the Commonwealth Secretariat led by Ms. Chantal Sciberras, Adviser and Head of Europe in the Governance and Peace Directorate.
The Commonwealth Observer Group members are:
Hon. Amina Mohamed - Chairperson
Former Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Heritage and Culture and former Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs
Hon. Liberata Mulamula
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs
United Republic of Tanzania
Prof. Praja Trivedi
Mr Ian Hughes
Assistant Chief Electoral Officer of Elections Commission
Antigua and Barbuda
Mrs Wyvolyn Patterson