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Pres. Sirleaf Urges Youths To Discuss Financial Indiscipline
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Pres. Sirleaf Urges Youths To Discuss Financial Indiscipline

MONROVIA, April 27 (LINA) - President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has called on participants at a youth conference to use their deliberations to exchange views on how to arrest financial indiscipline, the lack of transparency and accountability in the governance system.

According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf spoke on April 25 at the Paynesville City Hall outside Monrovia when she launched a two-day Liberian Youth Peace Building National Conference under the auspices of Accountability Lab-Liberia.

The conference brought together about 150 young people from the 15 political sub-divisions of the country.

President Sirleaf noted that judging by Liberia’s past, transparency and accountability, honesty and sincerity have been eroded over the years.

She acknowledged that while it is true that at least 60 percent of the population in the country comprises young people; it was important to note that Liberia is very rich in history although it remains troubled.

The Liberian leader then welcomed Liberian-born movie star Joseph Van Vicker and thanked Accountability Lab-Liberia and partners for organizing the conference.

Making remarks, the Special Representative of the U.N. Secretary General to Liberia, Farid Zarif, noted that Liberia is a nation of a young population under the age of 36 compared to most developed nations with aging population.

In his welcome remarks, Youth and Sports Minister Sahr N’Tow gave the overview of the conference and underscored the strategic role of the Swedish Embassy and European Union (EU) in its hosting.

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