President Ernest Bai Koroma

Sierra Leone’s 2012 election voter registration process will come under the spotlight in a televised debate.

The process, which will collect biometric data on voters for the first time, kicked off last week. It is scheduled to last three months.

However, reports have surfaced of concerns over biometric technology, voter apathy and problems at registration stations.

President Ernest Bai Koroma has urged citizens to have confidence in the superiority of the biometric registration system.

The President and the leaders of the other leading political parties in the country are expected to participate in a televised debate on voter registration soon.

Reports said Charles Francis Margai of the People's Movement for Democratic Change (PMDC), and Retired Brigadier Julius Maada Bio of the main opposition Sierra Leone People's Party (SLPP), were expected to participate in the debate.

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