At 49th Youth Day Celebration, President George Weah Pledged To Uphold Peace
President Weah said his government is focused on preparing the young people of Liberia to fully take over the future leadership of the Country.
He said he will work along with the Education Ministry to try and reduce the prices of learning materials to afford students have access to education.
President Weah pledged to create an environment that would promote youth security by removing obstacles that intent to undermine youth empowerment in the Country.
The Liberian Leader said:
“Youth empowerment through education remains the core value of my government’s PRO-POOR Agenda for Prosperity and Development.”
President Weah is, however, urging Liberian youth to undertake programs that would promote and sustain the fifteen years of uninterrupted peace Liberians now enjoy.
Speaking Monday, October 29, 2018, at program marking the 49th National Youth Day celebrations in Paynesville, President Weah called on Liberians to use the path of dialogue in seeking redress by helping to protect the peace of sub-region.
Also speaking, Youth and Sports Minister Zeogar Wilson said:
“Dialogue is the surest way for a Country to protect its peace and those in the business of using the young people to perpetrate violence should desist.”
Minister Wilson said the Ministry has developed innovative programs that would provide empowerment for Liberian Youth and discourage them from violence.
Meanwhile, Liberian Youths have pledged their commitment to work together to uphold peace in the country and ensure that govt. Pro-Poor Agenda succeeds.
The Youths at program marking the celebrations of this year’s National Youth Conference said haven suffered the remnants of unwanted 14-years of civil war, and been blessed with 15-years of uninterrupted peace, realized that there are unlimited opportunities in a time of peace.
The Youth denouncing every form of Violence said they will not give space to individuals that will attempt to undermine the peace in Liberia.
In observance of the Day, the Youth and Sports Ministry organized a two day National Youth Conference, bringing together hundreds of Young people to discuss issues concerning the development of Liberian Youths.
Several facilitators at the conference urged young people to make themselves an instrument for peace, upholding ethical values and professional code of conduct.
This year’s observance of National Youth Day took place at the Samuel Kenyon Doe Sports Complex with youth groups comprising FLY, Liberia National Students Union, the Liberian National Scouts, the Mano River Union Youth Parliaments-Liberia Chapter, Young Ambassadors For Peace amongst others attending.