Finance Minister Samuel D. Tweah says the future of Liberia rests on the shoulders of its young people and students across the country, noting that their participation cannot be excluded if Liberia will witness massive transformation.
Minister Tweah spoke recently at the Executive Pavilion on Ashmum Street in Monrovia at the program marking the Fourth Postwar induction and inauguration ceremony of the newly elected officers of the Liberia National Students Union (LINSU).
According to Minister Tweah, it is the behavior, values and mode of the youth and students here that will transform this country into what its citizens desire to see.
Delivering the keynote address, Minister Tweah retrospected on his activities during his days as a student leader at the University of Liberia, recalling that LINSU used to be in the bag of student leader who is now National Security Advisor Jefferson Karmo.
He admonishes that the new LINSU should not do the political bidding of any governing party, or political administration.Minister Tweah urges the new leadership not to avail its national contribution through press releases, or political protest.
He urges LINSU to stand for their country from conviction, and not to do things because politicians are paying them.
For his part, the newly elected president of LINSU Mohamed Kamara promised to work closely with the key government institutions and partners to address issue affecting the students and young people across the country.
He says the new LINSU leadership will not subject itself to press release only, but will put the interest of the institution first above all.
By Lewis S. Teh–Edited by Winston W. Parley