Youth and Election: Making your voice and vote count Posted by Anthony S. Kolaco, International Director, IDA-Liberia

Venue: Voinjamai City, Lofa County, Liberia. On March 24, the Initiative for Democratic Alternatives –IDA-Liberia will hold a one day civic and voter education awareness session with over twenty –five participants. The event is aimed at supporting and encouraging young Liberians, mainly eligible and first time voters to better understand and participate in the upcoming electoral processes. And critically reflect on the purpose and significance of one vote. Liberians are (203) days away from going to the poll again. This process takes place every six year as a way of strengthening our democratic system. This is the period; Liberians will use the power of their thumb to seek alternative democratic actions that will support peacefully transition. IDALiberia is very keen on this process. And urged all CSO actors and other development partners to continue to actively engage citizens at all level. Emphasizing the fundamental questions about young people knowledge of electoral and campaign issues. IDA-Liberia thinks is a fundamental obligations of civil society organizations to engage young people so as to prepare the next generation of leaders. Panelists at the awareness session will include IDA-Liberia Focal Person for Lofa County, John M. Ballah, and other community organizers and CSOs actors contributing to the discussion.

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