President Weah Declares Monday October 29,2018 National Youth Day

His Excellency President George Manneh Weah
His Excellency President George Manneh Weah
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President George Manneh Weah has issued a proclamation declaring Monday, October 29th 2018 as National Youth Day to be observed as a Working Holiday throughout Liberia.

 

According to a Foreign Ministry release, the Day will be celebrated under the Theme: “SUSTAINING THE PEACE TO FOSTER DEVELOPMENT AND THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE PRO-POOR AGENDA”: The Proclamation therefore requests the Ministry of Youth and Sports, and all Government agencies as well as national and international organizations concerned to initiate and execute appropriate programs befitting the observance of the day.

 

The proclamation notes that the National Youth Day of 2018, places significant premium on strengthening the call to all youths across Liberia, in recognition of the importance of maintaining sustainable peace and enhancing social cohesion, which engenders the platform to discuss the National Youth Policy Act, as well as encourage policy makers, partners and all youth organizations in the Country to work towards achieving youth empowerment and employment across the country.

 

The release furthered that the Government of the Republic of Liberia reaffirms its commitment to ensuring youth security through economic empowerment and unimpeded access to social opportunities to all youths across the Country in an effort to improve their livelihoods.

 

In 1969, the National Legislature of Liberia enacted an Act, declaring the 29TH day of October each year as National Youth Day, in recognition of the immense contributions and sacrifice that the youths of Liberia have made and continue   to make in enhancing durable peace and development throughout the country.