By Lincoln G Peters
Liberia’s Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor is recommending an intensive civic engagement for Liberians across the country ahead of 2023 Presidential and General Election in order for people to be accountable for the decision that will be taken for the next six or nine years.
Making a special remark at the Young Political Leadership School Africa Cohort 8 in Monrovia [Monday, 25 October 2021], Vice President Howard – Taylor said there should be intensive civic community engagement and training to educate voters on how to vote for their future across the country.
“Most young people are still of the belief and mindset that their vote doesn’t value what they want to see and can’t give them what they want,” said Vice President Howard – Taylor.
But she said “If things change inside, things will change around you.”
Madam Howard – Taylor narrated that Liberia needs serious civic community engagement and voter education as the country goes towards the general elections so that people can’t market their votes.
She said if people are not educated, they will vote for the wrong person who will likely lead for the next six or nine years, adding that during the election, most people are forced to vote for people they don’t want because the person is being forced on them by others under the influence of money.
“I’m pleading with the Young Political Leadership School and its partner because, by the time 2023 comes, voters will be able to look at all sides of the decision carefully before they can make any decisions because they have been told that any decisions taken will affect their future,” she continued.
Meanwhile, Vice President Howard – Taylor at the same time stressed the need for young people to take personal development as an important tool for nation-building and transformation.
She noted that young people who want to become change-makers in society should change their mindsets, attitudes and respond to things. She urged young people to take control of their lives and be the change they want to see.
“Understanding and wisdom are important in leadership. These abilities permit you to stand on solid ground. As you participate in this all-important program from several African countries, we urge that you make use of this opportunity and understand that change starts with you,” said VP Howard – Taylor.
“Until change can take place within, nothing can change around you,” she concluded.https://thenewdawnliberia.com/vp-taylor-alarms-over-spike-in-mysterious-deaths/–Edited by Winston W. Parley