Youth Group to Honor President Sirleaf Thursday


The Coalition of Youth and Students Against Poverty and Discrimination (CYSPD) will tomorrow, November 2, honor President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for her “peaceful, positive and progressive leadership for the last 12 years.”

The honor, according to Ishmael Koffeh, executive director of the organization, is also in recognition of the President’s immense contribution to Liberia’s economic development, free speech and providing the youth the opportunity to explore their talents.

Koffeh expressed gratitude to President Sirleaf for the level of work done in the country that has “contributed to the transformation of Liberia from the ashes of war to growth.

“We will use the occasion to say a very big thank you to her for keeping the peace under her leadership.

“We can boast of something tangible in our country and very much proud that it has been spearheaded by young people,” Koffeh said.

He noted that President Sirleaf is a legendary leader whose leadership has resonated across the Mano River Union (MRU), ECOWAS, among others, that is worth honoring and celebrating.

The CYSPD executive director said President Sirleaf’s exemplary leadership in the country and the sub-region has lifted Liberia’s profile in the international community.

He concluded by saying that since 2006 there have been some levels of achievement by President Sirleaf in the country, and because of that “we deem it necessary to honor her on Thanksgiving Day.”


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