By: Kruah Thompson
The 54th Liberian Legislation has constituted a 9-member committee to draft a roadmap that will address constant threats posed by disadvantaged youths a.k.a zogoes, to the national security of the country.
The committee has been given four weeks to work along with the Joint Security in coming up with such roadmap.
In a statement released here Thursday, February 03, 2022, to mark the 65th Armed Forces Day Symposium held at the ministerial complex hall in Congo Town, the senate committee on defense, national security, intelligence and veterans affairs Stephen J. H. Zargo disclosed that the chain of zogoes in the country need to be confronted before it developed into an uncontrollable state.
“The authority has been given to us to work along with the Joint Security to provide all necessary information that may seem important in the draft of this roadmap, which will lead to the breaking of the chain of zogos in the country. We are not begging them, when we call upon you, you need to make sure you show up”, Senator Zargo tells the committee members.
He underscores that the government cannot be blamed for the unfortunate character that zogoes have portrayed over the period, noting that somewhere along the line it all started with the DDRR process involving tens of thousands of ex-combatants.
With a sense of determination, he maintains there’s a need to establish a rehabilitation center to give disadvantaged youths vocational skills so that they may become useful to society other than miscreants. Editing by Jonathan Browne