Unity Party Standard Bearer Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai and the UP National Chairman Wilmot Paye have signed the National Youth Manifesto, indicating their overwhelming support for youth development in the country.
According to the President of the Federation of Liberian Youth or FLY, Augustine S.M. Tamba, the National Youth Manifesto is a complementary youth development document that supports the National Youth Act of 2013, which is yet to be passed into law.
He says FLY strongly believes the document spells out the hopes, aspiration and expectation of young people Liberians move toward the runoff election, and beyond, adding that the youth manifesto suggests a roadmap for a historic approach to youth development in Liberia.
Vice President Boakai and Coalition for Democratic Change Standrad Bearer George M. Weah were expected to sign the Youth Manifesto last week Monday, but both leaders were absent with no writing excuse or representation at the launch of the document.
Expressing frustration at the launch, the Program Director at the National Youth Movement for Transparent Election or NAYMOTE Mr. Aaron Weah, noted that it was very unfortunate for people calling themselves political actors, who are seeking the presidency to abandon youth activities.
“It is very unfortunate for our leaders to stay away from activities of young people; they only come begging us to participate in their rally and other activities, but when it comes to youth program they will always backslide”, Mr. Weah notes.
By Bridgett Milton