A Liberian entrepreneur has stressed the need for human resource capacity building in the county. Ivar K. Jones says building the capacity of young people is a vital part of the development of any nation.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Favor Marketing Business Center how currently employs 75 Liberians and has undertaken several projects in the district, believes that providing knowledge to the citizenry will curtail the huge unemployment rate in the county. The Margibi County District #2 representative aspirant made the disclosure in an interview with this paper during the week, recounting several developmental initiatives he has embarked on. Jones revealed that when elected as lawmaker, he will prioritize youth empowerment and a vibrant middle class status in the country, noting that youth empowerment programs will place young people into the national agenda, so that they too can contribute meaningfully to society. “When I ascend post of representative, I will lobby for the government to place premium on human resource capacity development of all young Liberians that are desirous of acquiring vocational skills training, undergraduate, graduate and doctorate education but do not have the means. We will lobby for scholarship programs and financial support schemes in the district to enable our youth give back to their communities,” he said. Jones remains confident that empowering Liberians will create middle class and reduce the high level of hardship ordinary Liberians are encountering, because more people will get involved in businesses. The youthful entrepreneur said he would fight to introduce youth empowerment and middle class status bill as a means of uplifting the Liberian society from its current status to a society of well-educated people that boasts doctors, lawyers, qualified teachers, entrepreneurs, among others, who will have good jobs and are neither very rich nor very poor, but have better living condition.