Federation of Young People Sierra Leone to celebrate November 17
Youth coalition, Federation of Young People Sierra Leone [FYPSL], has revealed their plan to celebrate November 17 in observance of President Ernest Bai Koroma’s second term ascension to power. (Photo: HE President Ernest Bai Koroma)
The forum which set the pace for the said celebration was held at the Atlantic Hall of the National Stadium in Freetown, with the theme, ‘’Celebrating Flames of Hope.’’
Delivering his statement, the President of the Cassette Sellers Association, Mr. Abu Bakarr Kamara, reiterated that they decided to organise the this celebration annually to see how much young people could appreciate President Koroma for his developmental strides since he gained power in 2007.
He recalled the pronouncement made by President Koroma that he will lay down his life for young people and dedicated his second term to the youths. He maintained that the President has demonstrated his commitment to the youths by establishing the Ministry of Youth Affairs, the National Youth Commission and above all, the appointment of the Youth Presidential Aid.
In his statement, the National Coordinator FYPSL, Mr. Mohamed Kamara said the high rate of unemployment among young people is terrible and a recipe for chaos.
He observed however that even though there were not enough jobs for the young people in the country, many young people are unemployed because they do not possess the required skills which will allow them to earn marketable jobs.
He stated that the proposed $30 million project to build a Youth Village will provide basic skills that will be needed in the job market. He urged young people to appreciate President Koroma for his realization that youths are agents and good partners of development. He intimated that they intend to erect statutes of President Koroma in strategic places in Freetown as a sign of appreciation of his passion for young people.
By Abdulai Mento Kamara
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