Ahead of Weah’s Inauguration, CDC Youth Clean Airport and Highway

UNIFICATION CITY, Margibi – Hundreds of partisans of the Coalition for Democratic Change in Lower Margibi have embarked on a seven-day campaign aimed at giving the area around the Roberts International Airport a facelift.

Majority of the volunteers are young people who say they are ensuring that guests coming to Liberia for the inauguration of President-elect George Weah can see a clean environment.

Weah defeated Vice President Joseph Nyumah Boakai in the December 26, 2017 presidential runoff election.

Garmai Samuel, one of the youths participating in the cleaning, said a Weah presidency will give hope to the ordinary Liberian.

“We struggled for too long,” she said. “I just can’t wait for January 22, 2018 to see George Weah inaugurated as president of Liberia.”

Joseph Francis Karpu, Sr., youth chairperson of the Coalition for Democratic Change in Margibi, said the campaign was launched at the party’s headquarters by the national youth league chair, Jefferson Koijee.

“We are not paying anybody to be a part of this exercise, unlike other political parties’ supporters,” Karpu said. “CDCians are on record in this country for underwriting their own initiatives; the young people are happy to contribute to a government they can call their own for the first time since their existence.”

He said about 400 young partisans have been recruited from Margibi’s first and second districts to carry on the exercise in the county.

Weah’s Coalition for Democratic Change received over 55,000 votes in Margibi, far more that the Unity Party, which had a native Margibian on the ballot.

Featured photo by Jefferson Daryoue

Jefferson Daryoue

Jefferson is the news director at Peace FM in Harbel. He is also a former student leader of the Margibi University Student Association at the University of Liberia.

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