The Ministry of Youth and Sports in collaboration with ENCISS has officially commissioned the Eastern Region office of the Ministry of Youths and Sport at the Mattoe Kapuwa lorry park popularly known as “How for do” park in Kenema.
In his keynote address the Minister of Youth and sports Dr. Dennis Bright thanked ENCISS for their assistance in helping them to function properly.
He called on the youths to be very careful nowadays because they now command recognition and respect in the country.
Sierra Leonean youths are more organized than before he said and therefore appealed for free and non-violent elections as he said “the International bodies are watching Sierra Leone closely.” Dr. Bright asked all to play the football match positively so that we can have International credibility.
He called on every youth to inculcate the values of good citizenship of Sierra Leone, as no condition is permanent. He appealed to all to think wisely and not to miss the opportunity that lies ahead of them.
The Resident Minister East Hon. Sahr Randolf Fillie Faboe in his statement described the occasion as historic saying that the government came to the rescue of the lost generation of the youth by establishing a separate ministry to deal with youth affairs.
He noted that youths have the potential to do great things when the State, parents and the private sectors support them.
He appealed to the youths not to allow themselves to be misused by those who want to take power by all means.
The representative of ENCISS Andrew Lavalie informed his audience that to help solve women and youths problems promote dialogue and interface between the government and the people the British and Sierra Leone government established ENCISS.
Other speakers were the Chairman of the occasion Sulay Kallay who is also the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youths and Sport, Daniel Lisie who represented the Kenema District Council and Madam Yatta Sama who also represented the Kenema City Council.