NAYMOTE to Empower 40 Young Political Leaders

first_imgThe Young Political Leadership School (YPLS) established through NAYMOTE has developed a program to empower young political leaders with the tools and knowledge needed to support the development of research-based campaign platforms and effective political campaigns in the country.NAYMOTE’s Executive Director, Eddie Jarwolo said, the YPLS aims to strengthen and contribute to Liberia’s democracy through capacity building of young political leaders that would make political parties more effective in the political system of Liberia.Mr. Jarwolo said there is a dire need to have positive thinking young citizens in Liberia who are willing to uphold the mantle of leadership and run the affairs of the nation in a responsible and accountable manner. “YPLS wants to ensure that political platforms reflect the views of the people and electoral campaigns are organized based on standards and are free from violence, so as to increase citizens’ trust in political parties, improve Liberia’s democracy and electoral politics. Young political leaders must effectively build and manage voters base, engage voters, and deliver issue based campaign messages,” he said.This first of its kind leadership program is being organized under the theme “Organizing Political Campaigns.” The training targets 40 persons and will take place from April 4th to 8th at the National Elections Commission Conference Hall in Monrovia.Mr. Jarwolo said the YPLS will build the knowledge of 40 young political leaders, campaign managers, campaign organizers, from 20 political parties and independent candidates for the five days.“Young Liberians have leadership skills gap. There is also lack of access to adequate information on the functions of governance institutions and young Liberians are increasingly losing the zest to serve in leadership positions,” he observed.He said the program will also seek to empower youth wing leaders in the various political parties and support based groups. “The program targets young independent political candidates who have the will to serve and need a deeper understanding of political and governance processes in the country,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

President Museveni to host Uganda Cranes

first_imgPresident Museveni has in the past hosted the Uganda Cranes. (PHOTOS/Agencies)His Excellency President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni is set to host the Uganda Cranes at his residence in Entebbe on Monday afternoon, according to FUFA.co.ug.The President has organized the function to congratulate the team for their performance at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.Uganda were eliminated at the round of 16 on Friday night following a 0-1 loss to Senegal.This was the first time that the Cranes have made it out of the group stages since reaching and losing the final in 1978.Their record at AFCON 2019 stands as; Played 4, Won 1, Drew 1 and lost Two. The team scored three goals and conceded five.In their first game, Emmanuel Okwi and Patrick Kaddu both scored as they overcame DR Congo 2-0.They then went on to draw 1-1 with Zimbabwe, a game that saw Okwi score his second goal of the competition.Up next was a date with the hosts-Egypt which ended in a 0-2 loss in a game that many thought Uganda did not deserve to lose after an impressive display throughout the 90 minutes.By the end of the group stages, Uganda ranked second in Group A with 4 points, five behind leaders Egypt.The Cranes finished second in Group A to qualify for the round of 16.They then qualified for the round of 16 where they faced off with Senegal but Liverpool’s Sadio Mane ensured their journey did not continue as he scored the only goal of the day, thus eliminating Sebastien Desabre’s side.After the performance they have showcased in the last few weeks, they have been rewarded with meeting the President at 4 pm on Monday.They have in the past met the president who has gone on to make several offers for them, including buying the Cranes a Bus, which he delivered early this year.The team is believed to have arrived back in the country today (Monday) morning after leaving Cairo last night aboard Egypt Air.Comments Tags: AFCON 2019Emmanuel OkwiFUFApatrick kadduPresident MuseveniSadio ManetopUganda Craneslast_img read more