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Youth Official Warns Against Post-Election Violence In 2017
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Youth Official Warns Against Post-Election Violence In 2017
By Calvin Brooks, LINA

MONROVIA, April 10 (LINA) - Assistant Minister for Youth Services at the Ministry of Youth and Sports has warned young Liberians against engaging in post-election violence in the 2017 Presidential and General Elections.

Ms. Kulah Fofana urged the youth to retrospect on the destruction wrecked during the 14 years of civil conflict, which undermined the growth and development of Liberian children, and do away with violence.

Assistant Minister Fofana gave the warning Friday when more than 40 youth from political parties, universities and civil society organizations were certificated following a five–day training held under the theme: 'Young Political Leadership School' organized by the National Youth Movement for Transparent Election held in the Monrovia.

She stressed that Liberian youth, who she said constitute more than 60 percent of the country's population, have a major role to play in the transition process and sustaining peace and the democratic system in Liberia.

She noted that if youth play their role responsibly, they will prevent election violence in any democratic process intended to transform the political dynamism of Liberia.

Fofana emphasized that the youth should not just follow politicians without understanding their platforms, but should ask themselves relevant questions like what do the candidates propose to move Liberia and its people towards development.


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