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The newly established Youth United for Transformation and Development (YUTD) has called on the President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf-led government to see reason in helping youth groups in the country through empowerment.

Speaking over the weekend in Bomi County at the official launch of the group in the Blue Lake Compound, Executive Director Gregory Barnaby said the aims, and the objectives of the organization are to help transform the minds of young people in the society.

He said governments around the world should help institutions, dedicating to developing the minds of young people, pointing out that the organization will work to ensure that the first Saturday in a month is used for general cleanup for the improvement, and betterment of the district. He also stressed the need for scholarships to help less fortunate youths in the district.

Speaking at the reopening of the Blue Lake Compound in Tubmanburg, Barnaby further explained that in order to move forward in life, “We must come together and work as a team in the district or the country at large.”

For his part, the Deputy Executive Director of YUTD, Joseph Woodson narrated that the organization is a non-political, but the youth group has the ability and passion to transform individuals, who are in the habit of using drugs and other harmful substances.

He noted that the majority of young people in the country is engaged in activities that will not benefit them in the future. He said the organization will not allow any politician to use it as a campaign tool, “because we are young people who want to see our friends become useful citizens in the society.”

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