A clergyman is calling on national leaders to switch all attention to the youth instead of politics. Speaking to his congregation on Sunday, Pastor Augustine Dorbor, a Methodist Minister at the Stephen Throwen United Methodist Church in Sankor 13 Streets attributed the worst behavior of the youth is due to leaders not thinking about Liberia’s net generation.
Preaching in an angry mood Pastor Dorbor said, he blames those who import drugs into the country. He noted that the use of illegal drugs in the country is seriously distorting the youthful population, something he recommends deserves government and national leadership including the religious community and the National Chiefs and Elders’ attention.
Pastor Dorbor who is among many others who are helping to fight and get rid of ghettos and improve the lives of young Liberians alleged that the drugs taken by the youth are brought into the country by higher authority and national leaders. He also cautions Montserrado County Senator Abraham Darius Dillon to turnover the project he was working on for disadvantage to a credible group if he cannot run it and it should be void of politics since such project look at improving the lives of young Liberians.
As he calls on national leaders to help take young Liberians off the streets, he also appeals for support to help take care of over a thousand disadvantaged youth (zogos) who they are mentoring in Kakata and other parts of the country. Pastor Dorbor term the bravery of young Liberians to engage in acts of assault and other unusual behavior as the intake of drugs.
“DRUGS ARE SERIOUSLY DISTORTING OUR CHILDREN, WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF LIBERIA IF THESE YOUNG PEOPLE ARE ENGAGED IN DRUG ABUSE AND ARE NOT READY TO LEARN AND TAKE UP POSITION”.
It is known almost all communities and corners in Monrovia and Liberia at large are full with disadvantage youth (zogo). One cannot sleep without waking up the next morning to see their window or door destroy by disadvantaged youth. It is clear that a person cannot hold their phone or bag freely after 19:00 GMT in Monrovia and in some big cities in Liberia.
“IT IS SADDEN TO SEE YOUNG PEOPLE SLEEPING IN GRAVEYARDS AND DUMPSITES DUE TO THE INTAKE OF DRUGS. DRUGS IS KILLING OUR CHILDREN, MY PEOPLE, LET US ALL HELP TO FIGHT THIS EVIL IN OUR COUNTRY”, Pastor Dorbor cries out.
The Methodist preacher called on the legislature and national leaders to pass the drug bill into law. He spoke on Sunday, May 22, 2022, in Monrovia.