25 February 2013

Liberia: Warner Advises Youth

A Liberian Lawyer and Human Rights Advocate, Counselor Nebarlee  Warner has warned Liberian youths against being use by politicians to satisfy their selfish motives in a quest to attain state power.

Describing Liberian youths as future driving force to national development,  Cllr.  Warner said that it was time for national government to create the needed environment that would prepare them for the challenge ahead.

Quoting a 2010 Liberian Institute of Statistic and Geo-information Services (LISGIS) census result which puts young people capacity gape at 60%, Cllr. Warner stressed the need for more youth capacity building, noting, it was not time for the "future leaders"  to be used as skip-goat for politicians to achieve their objectives.

According to him, young people should voice out the ills that are eating all facets of the Liberian society. He named corruption, unemployment, poor education system unequal dispersion of justice as impediments posing threats to the future of the Liberian society.

The Liberian lawyer who spoke on the theme "role of political parties" said political parties are institutions created to champion the policy that would preach national development, as they were governments in waiting.

Cllr. Warner warned that politicians should not use the ignorance of young people as a vehicle on which their ambitions could be transported.

He made the assertions on Friday, February 22, 2013 when he served as a keynote speaker for the induction ceremony of a conglomeration of political party's youth leaders under the banner of "All Political Parties Youth Confederation of Liberia" (APPYCL).

For his part, the newly elected president of (APPYCL) and National Chairperson of the Liberia Transformation Party (LTP) Mr. Al Sambolah underscored the urgent need for a national road map for young people to attain a bright future.

Mr. Sambolah defined politics as a civil means by which national options are weigh and prudent decisions are taking in the unflinching interest of national development, stressing that government must provide the needed environment  so as to mode the minds of Liberian youth.

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