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End Child Marriage In Liberia –Says CYA
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End Child Marriage In Liberia –Says CYA

By Korboi K. Gbelewala, LINA Lofa County Correspondent

VOINJAMA, June 18 (LINA) – As part of program marking the Day of the African Child, the Children Youth Advisory (CYA) Board, a local child rights group in Lofa County, has presented a six-count resolution to the county’s authority seeking an end to early child marriage in Liberia.

Presenting the resolution to Superintendent George Dunor at the William V.S. Tubman Hall in Voinjama, CYA Board President Ballah F. Saywala lauded partners for the level of support to the children in Lofa County.

Saywala named Plan-Liberia, UNICEF and the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection and other child protection partners as key supporters that have been helpful in promoting the wellbeing of the children of the county.

The CYA official, who is also a student, said members will encourage their peers, especially females, to take their education seriously as special emphasis will be placed on educating girls about the effect of early marriage.

Count one of the resolution calls for the holding of consultative meetings with religious and traditional leaders; count two calls for commitment on the part of religious and traditional leaders to end early marriage while count three is calling on government to create awareness on laws that call for the protection of children.

Count four calls for the provision of more funding to support girls’ education; count five seeks to establish an institution that will provide vocational education for girls while count six calls for government to address the plight of single parents in Liberia.

In response, Supt. Dunor commended the children of Lofa County for such a brilliant display of ideas and promised that he will forward their resolutions to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in the shortest time possible.

He said his office will also work with the Lofa County Legislative Caucus in ensuring that the children’s plights are addressed.

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