The Global Rescue Mission-Sierra Leone (GRMSL) has organized a two-day sensitization workshop aimed at knocking a good democratic culture into the heads of youth in Kenema.GRMSL’s project officer, Alusine Sillah, said young people had the responsibility to develop the country by all means.
He disclosed that, “my organization is working in five chiefdoms in Kenema district to promote non violence and youth participation in politics”.
Mr Sillah pointed out that for the past years elections were marred by violence with youth playing pivotal role, adding that GRMSL would ensure that the ugly past not repeat itself. He disclosed that, “in the past politicians used drugs on the youth for their selfish desire,” and therefore called on the youth to be peaceful and tolerant during the elections.
Representing the Assistant Inspector General of Police East, Daniel Turay from the Criminal Investigations Department in Kenema said “youth are the future leaders,” and called on them to be violence-free and not to be misled by politicians.
He promised that, “the police will give their fullest support to the youth and ensure violence-free elections.
Mr Turay thanked GRMSL for its initiative in sensitizing the youth in preparation for the forthcoming presidential and parliamentary elections.