Monrovia City Mayor Promises Job Creation
The Mayor of the Monrovia City Council (MCC) Mr. Jefferson T. Koijee has promised to empower the disadvantaged youths in the country through job creation and providing for them access to Vocational technical education and training.
He made the remark recently when a group of young disadvantaged youths paid him a courtesy visit at his office on Tubman Boulevard in Monrovia.Reading a statement to the City Mayor on behalf of the group earlier, the leader of the group, Mr. Ebenezer Grant said their visit was intended to appeal to Mayor Koijee to create job opportunities for disadvantaged youths in the country to enable them address their daily needs.
Mr. Grant said they are tired begging in the streets for little or nothing, something he said usually exposes them to harm especially during the night hours.
“Creating job for disadvantaged youths will help to support the government’s pro- poor agenda as well as protect the Presidency of Ambassador George Weah in his quest to transform Liberia” he noted.
According to Grant, Liberia needs young people with a vision for change and total transformation, noting that they are of no exception to this change that Liberians endeavor to have.
The group Leader added:”Instead of us begging you for money continuously, it is about time that we work to help ourselves.”
In response, Mayor Koijee appreciated the group for the visit and told them that President George Weah is aware of the active role young people played to make him president.
The Youthful Mayor noted that the President will ensure that young people most especially the underprivileged will be given opportunities to serve by creating for them programs to build their capacities with specific emphasis on Technical and Vocational Education .
As part of this plan, Mayor Koijee noted that President George Weah will on Wednesday launch a quick-impact project called “Youth Engagement for improved Community, Sanitation and revitalization” which will focus on Young People in the country.
He pointed out that the project will bring together One Thousand Six Hundred Young People from across Montserrado.
Mayor Koijee with immediate effect ordered the inclusion of the over One Hundred disadvantaged youths, who paid him a surprise visit early Tuesday morning, into the program.
He also promised to transform their lives based on their behavior exhibited during the ten days meeting on “Youth Engagement for improved Community, Sanitation and revitalization” program organized by President George Weah with support from the United Nations Development Program ( UNDP).