Pres. Weah Declares Saturday National Youth Day


The President of the Republic of Liberia, His Excellency President Dr. George Manneh Weah, has issued a proclamation declaring Saturday, October 29, 2022 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, “Promoting Peaceful Co-Existence among Youth in Liberia: The Platform for Violent-Free 2023 General and Presidential Elections”. The Proclamation therefore requests the Ministry of Youth and Sports and all government agencies; as well as all national and international organizations, to initiate and organize appropriate programs in observance of the day.         

    The proclamation notes that the 53rd National Youth Day celebration 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 further noted that the Government of the Republic of Liberia (GOL) reaffirms, through the pro-poor agenda, its commitment to ensuring security through economic empowerment and unimpeded access to youth opportunities across the country, as well as a determination to improve their livelihood.

    In 1969, the National Legislature declared, through enactment, October 29 of each year to be celebrated as National Youth Day throughout the Republic.

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