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Pres. Sirleaf Assures of Smooth Democratic Transition  

MONROVIA, August 9 (LINA) - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has said Liberia’s greatest achievement in its democracy will be a smooth democratic transition in 2017.

“For us, this is Liberia’s finest moment; a peaceful, free and fair transition during the elections of 2017 and the transition is 2018,” President Sirleaf told a gathering
of young political leaders.

According to an Executive Mansion release, the Liberian leader made the statement on Monday at the Monrovia Christian Fellowship Church on 9th Street in Sinkor when she delivered the keynote address at the Opening of Semester II of the Young Political Leadership School (YPLS).

The Young Political Leadership School is an initiative of the National Youth Movement for Transparent Elections aimed at building the capacity of young political leaders as effective participants in the political process across Liberia.

President Sirleaf said all of the progress in maintaining peace in the country will be further strengthened with the passing on of the mantle of the Presidency from one civilian government to another following the 2017 Presidential and Legislative Elections.

The Liberian leader called on the young people of Liberia to be ambassadors of such achievement by conducting themselves in an orderly manner during the election period.

President Sirleaf said the young people must make transition a national objective during the electoral process, if the country’s democracy must be nurtured, urging them to “own, protect and make it workable.”

“Those who want to contest for public office should be able to tell you what they can do to make Liberia a better place,” the Liberian leader cautioned the youth.

In remarks, Eddie D. Jarwolo, Executive Director of National Youth Movement for Transparent Elections (NAYMOTE), thanked President Sirleaf for her leadership and said the initiative is to prepare a generation of young people who will be accountable, accessible and responsive to the needs of the Liberian people.

The organization brings together 85 young promising leaders from universities, political parties, religious institutions, technocrats and community grouping across Liberia that are passionate about improving Liberia’s democracy and electoral politics through effective youth leadership and participation.

Meanwhile, following the ceremony at the Monrovia Christian Fellowship Church, the Liberian leader accompanied by the Minister of Public Works, William G. Moore made a brief stopover at the Redemption Road at the rear of the Executive Mansion to inspect ongoing road reconstruction work taking place, the release said.

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