5 December 2012

Liberia: Young People in Dangerous Venture - Warned Against Falling Prey to Tricks of Politicians

Reports that politicians are paying huge sum of money to young people to defend their interests against others has claimed the attention of Margibi County Senior Senator Clarice Alpha Jah as she has warned young people to guide against accomplishing the selfish agenda of politicians.

Young people, she said, are now-a-day being used as conduit to promote the political desires of politicians, an act she warned could jeopardize their future.

She made specific reference to situations in which some youths are being paid by politicians or those seeking political relevance to insult lawmakers and others through the media.

The Margibi senior senator is of the belief that pursing education and getting involved into ventures that could promote youth development as opposed to engaging into desperate political ventures which could secure a brighter future for young people.

Senator Jah added that young people have a long way to go in building their future and needed not to get engaged into acts that will impede their future careers, stressing "politicians use young people at many times to achieve their goals, and when they have ascended to political powers, they see the youths as unserious people."

Madam Jah indicated that many politicians use said medium to promote themselves and not focusing on their own agenda that they have to convince the people they claim to represent.

Senator Jah said young people have become the means through which political aspirants use to discuss others without any form of remorse or sense respect to leadership. Something which the lawmaker has frowned on, and cautioned young people across the country not to see it as a means of getting petty cash for sustainability.

Senator Jah spoke to members of a youth organization, the Friends for Life and Educational Achievement, (FLEA) on Thursday, November 29, 2012 when she served as guest speaker in Harbel.

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