Chief of Party of Carter Center Liberia, Pewee Flomoku
Flomoku Nudges Youths To Seize Learning Opportunity
By Richard D. Baysah, LINA Margibi County Correspondent
KAKATA, April 14 (LINA) –Liberian youths have been admonished to stay focused and take advantage of every available learning opportunity at their disposal to prepare for future leadership roles.
The Chief of Party of Carter Center Liberia, Pewee Flomoku, made the call at the opening of a two-day national youth leaders capacity-building training in Kakata, Margibi County Thursday.
Flomoku noted that it is worrisome that Liberian youths, who are future leaders, cannot take on leadership roles because they are not adequately prepared, adding “Only a better prepared youth can be very sure of taking on future leadership of the country.”
According to Flomoku, the empowerment of Liberian youths is a major concern of his organization in Liberia because lack of youth empowerment “will pose a bleak future for them, thereby creating a serious problem for the country.”
He indicated that the Carter Center’s decision to complement government’s effort in youth empowerment was prompted by an appeal by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf regarding the empowerment of Liberian youths.
Earlier in remarks, Margibi County Superintendent John Zubah Buway said it was very cardinal for every Liberian youth to be educated to ensure the growth and development of the country.
Buway said if Liberian youths are not given the requisite educational empowerment, Liberia stands the risk of not having a wholesome functioning society.
He then called on the participants to take advantage of the knowledge they will gain while attending the National Youth Leaders Capacity Building Training.
The training is being implemented by Carter Center Liberia with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Swedish
Government in collaboration with the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
About 60 youth leaders from Bong, Bomi, Grand Cape Mount, Grand Bassa, Grand Gedeh, Grand Kru, Gbarpolu, Lofa and Margibi counties are attending the