The National Youth Movement for Transparent Election NYAMOTE Monday begun its third semester for the young Political leadership at the Monrovia Christian fellowship Church on 9th Street, Sinkor.
The goal of YPLS School is to strengthen and contribute to democracy through the capacity building of young political leaders who can make political institutions effective contributors to the political system of their Country. The over one hundred political leaders were drawn from different political persuasions of the country. US Ambassador Christine Elder warned young political leader of the Country not to under estimate their role. Ambassador Elder said the role played by young people remains critical for the 2017 election. The US envoy said young people constitute a majority of the Country’s population and needed to engage stakeholders constructively, peacefully, transparently rather them through violence. She cautioned young people to maintain the country’s peace as the nation goes for elections in 2017. She called on the young political leaders to serve as champion for their communities in educating Liberians about the electoral process. Delivering his keynote speech, UN Deputy SRSG for Peace, Yacoub EL Hillo said it was the responsibility of young people to make the 2017 election peaceful and produce an outcome that will be accepted by all Liberians. El Hillo stressed that the maintenance peace depends on the role play by young people comes 2017. Hillo challenged the young political leaders to use the opportunity as they will soon assume the role as leaders in Liberia. He said as young political leaders, many young people will want to emulate their good examples. The UN Deputy SRSG for Peace Consolidation said the UN remains supportive of youths programs that will help maintain the peace of Liberia.