Youth Better-Liberia (YOBEL), a non-profit youth organization, over the weekend held a one day elections dialogue in Paynesville, outside Monrovia.
The lead facilitator for the dialogue, Attorney Phil T. Dixon, said Liberian youths should develop common sense of direction that will help them while rendering services to the nation, other than promoting the selfish platforms of politicians.
‘’Don’t let politics sway you as you follow the crafters of policies,” Atty. Dixon cautioned the youth.
He called on young people across the country to put country first when they are deciding to elect their respective representatives and president during the 2017 elections.
‘’Do not be influenced by conditions and needlessly hate your own brothers and sisters in the name of supporting the interest of any politician,’’ Dixon warned the youth.
He spoke on the topic, ‘’Good Leadership.’’
Dixon further cautioned the young people to seek the right means to resolve conflict rather than becoming lawless and insignificant to the promotion and protection of peace.
Earlier, YOBEL Executive Director, Z. Otis Kruah, said the objective of his organization is to direct the minds of young people towards the elevation of the nation through constructive engagements.
‘’Let us disprove the generation that says we are only good for trouble-making and remember that we can together succeed to overcome some of the critical obstacles if we volunteer for the good of our nation and do away with hate towards each other,’’ Kruah said.
YOBEL’s primary goals include advocacy for the rights of the young people; the protection and cleaning of the environment; supporting young people to acquire good life skills, as well as promoting peace and harmony among citizens and other nationals residing in the country.