The project will be launch by the UNDP's County Director at NAYMOTE’s office on the S.D. Cooper Road, Paynesville, by 12:00 p.m. Young political leaders from political parties, universities, communities and the media will be at the program.
The Liberia Decides, program will use social networking outreach tools such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, WhatsApp, and Instagram to mobilize young voters peaceful participation in the electoral process. The program will also inform and mobilize voters in hard-to-reach communities through mobile phone calls and texting, as well as create virtual opportunities for young people to discuss and feedback on the elections, the candidates, and political parties’ manifestos.
NAYMOTE Executive Director Eddie Jarwolo believes that the Liberia Decides social media is critical for Liberia as the country gears for the 2017 presidential and legislature elections.
“As you may know, over 75% of our voting population comprises the youth, and a good number of this group is becoming increasingly aware about their environment through formal education and the social media. We intend to harness the powers and strengths of social media to reach out to our eligible young voters so as educate and inform them about the electoral processes,” Jarwolo said.