13 July 2012

Liberia: Youth and Sports Minister Wants Direct Involvement of Youth in Development Process

The Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr. S. Tornolah Varpilah, has stressed the need for total involvement of youth in the nation's development process.

According to Minister Varpilah, if the future is to indeed, be in the hands of the young people, they must be involved in every development initiative. He said the Government of Liberia (GOL) through the Ministry of Youth and Sports remains supportive to every aspect of youth development here.

Minister made these comments Thursday, July 12, 2012 at a grant signing ceremony between Chevron Liberia Limited and Mercy Corps. The grant signing ceremony was held at the Royal Hotel in Sinkor, Monrovia.

The grant, which is in the tone of US$750,000, is in intended for training 3,000 young people in Montserrado and Grand Bassa Counties. Listen to Minister Varpilah: "We, as government, recognize the important role that youths have play in the future of this country. We are committed to every aspect of youth development."

"For this reason, we want to call on youth of this country to think positively act accordingly," he continued. Speaking further, Minister Varpilah observed that a financial illiteracy main ill of Liberia, especially among the youthful population is the issue of financial "illiteracy". He called on young Liberians to change their mentality of using money.

"If your philosophy of money is not good, your life, business and any important thing of your might fall," he amongst other things added.

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