Vice President Boakai Lauds Youth of Nimba County

Friday, 24th August 2007

Ganta, Liberia - Liberia's Vice President Joseph N. Boakai has commended youth of Nimba County for the respectable and peace-loving manner in which they have conducted themselves since the end of the civil war.

"We don't hear a lot of problems from here; this makes people know that you are ready to rebuild your country," he noted.

Vice President Boakai made the commendation Thursday night, when a delegation from the Ganta Youth Association paid a courtesy call on him at his hotel lodge shortly upon arrival in this commercial town.

Vice President Boakai is in Ganta to dedicate projects undertaken by the County administration of Nimba.

Vice President Boakai assured the Unity Party-led government's commitment to improving the lives of its citizens.

He however observed that restoring what has been destroyed in 14 years is not an easy task, but added that the government would do its best to improve educational oppportunities, so that all citizens can collectively help to rebuild their war battered country.

Briefing the Vice President earlier, the President of the Ganta Youth Association, Saye Sylverter Paye, called for the full reactivation of the Liberia Opportunities Industrialization Center so that it can provide skills training for the youth to enable them fully participate in the post-war reconstruction program.

Mr. Paye also called for the provision of job opportunities for youths, because he noted, youth currently trained at the LOIC are seen riding mororbikes in Ganta because there are no job to absorb them.