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President Koroma poised to actualize Youth Commission in Sierra Leone
By Bampia Bundu
Jun 15, 2010, 17:18
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The Chairman of the Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Youth and Sports, Hon. Nuru Deen Yillah Sankoh of Constituency 105 in the Western Urban Area has called on youths across the country to exercise patience as according to him His Excellency the President is determined in ensuring that the Youth Commission becomes a reality.


In an exclusive interview with Awareness Times on 10th June 2010 within the confines of the House of Parliament, Hon. Nuru Deen maintained that the
commission is responsible to address the problems of the youth, saying the proposed National Youth Commissioner should be somehow youthful, and with a vast experience regarding the issues of youths.


He however called on the youths countrywide to be patient, and assured that the Government of President Ernest Bai Koroma has given the youth of this country something that will address some of their problems.  Government is doing all they can to source adequate funding in running the affairs of the commission, he informed, while assuring the youth to have faith in the president as he meant well for them.


Also to speak to this press on the same issue was the Minister of Education, Youth and Sports Dr. Minkalu Bah who re-echoed governments commitment to actualizing the Youth Commission aimed at creating employment and equal opportunities for them.  He revealed that the government has set aside the sum of 4.8Billion leones for the commission.  World Bank has also approved the sum of US8 Million Dollars for that purpose which we will soon receive, he said, while calling on youths across the country to continue to exercise patience as the commission would sonn start operations. 


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