The Deputy Coordinator for programs of the Federation of Liberian Youth or FLY branch in Margibi County, Mark Caesar, has disclosed that the organization is faced with constraints following the election of the county leadership. He said though it is true that FLY is now decentralized, there is absolutely no fund to execute any of the organization’s operations in Margibi.
According to him, since the county’s leadership was inducted into office, the National Headquarters of FLY promised to have provided funds for various projects, but unfortunately, his office has received no money. Mark Caesar said the way things are being handled from the national office in Monrovia, he now considers the position he occupies as a flattery.
The Deputy Coordinator for FLY branch in Margibi said there are several proposals for developmental programs on his desk, but he cannot implement them due to the lack of funds.
He noted that the activities of FLY cannot not be decentralized in the absence of funding, adding that FLY is included in the national budget and receives not less than US$150,000.00 annually as such, the organization should do more for youths in the county and the country at large.
Mark noted that responses from some of the young people in the county indicate that the leadership is being brought to public ridicule, stressing that coming to power is not all to it but what is important is to see the young people working together to advance their common interest. He said the Margibi chapter has decided to draw the attention of national government to the fact that FLY’s activities are centered in Monrovia.
“Even in Monrovia where FLY seems to be focused, the only thing people from there can boast of is how the National Body represented by its president travels to other countries and retuned”, Mark further criticized. According to him, he does not want his comments to be seen as political, as he was speaking in conformity with the national platform of the organization.