Democracy Sustainability Platform, a local civil society group is hosting a national youth dialogue especially, for first time voters and undecided voters. Executive Director Rev. Augustine Akoi says the dialogue is targeting 300 young people across Liberia.
Speaking on a local radio on Wednesday, 4 October he says the exercise starts today, October 5, in the auditorium of the University of Liberia with participants coming from various universities, high schools and communities under the theme, “The Power of Your Vote”.
He says the dialogue will be facilitated by the Kofi Anna Institute at the University of Liberia aimed at conscientizing the youth against selling their votes because it affects the country.
Rev. Akoi continues that the youths will be taught how to conduct themselves as voters, saying “We need to learn from the past and we should make proper use of our votes to build a better Liberia.”
According to him, the Liberian capital, Monrovia is ranked as one of the world’s poorest cities, noting that Liberia has limited infrastructure, is a thread to development.
“Because of the limited infrastructure we have, more than one political party is unable to launch the same day, Liberia needs to have access to quality and affordable education, and we need education at the PhD level.”
By Ethel A. Tweh-Editing by Jonathan Browne