Liberia: Weah’s Aide Cautions Liberians Youth to be Proactive


Kakata, Margibi County – Sekou Kalasco Damaro, Special Aide to President George Weah, has called on young people in the country to be proactive, adding that the forward march of Liberia squarely rests upon their shoulders.

Report by J. H. Webster Clayeh, [email protected]

Damaro made the assertion Sunday, September 8, 2019 during a program marking his homecoming and soccer interaction with youths of Kakata City, the place where he once lived during his early age.

“We the young people are the gateway for the progress of this country. As young people, it is good to be disciplined. It is the hallmark,” he said.

“Gone are the days where young people could be used to cause chaos. Young people should be there to make the change.”

He praised President Weah for giving many young people including him the opportunity to serve the country.

“We will not be misusing the opportunity. Rather, we will use the opportunity to impact lives,” Damaro said.

The Special Aid to President Weah was born and grew up in Kakata City, Margibi County. 

According to Damaro, his homecoming event is a way of remembering what he termed as “the place that gave me the spotlight to the national stage”.

“My coming here today will not be the end. We will exploit all the avenues to empower the young people of Margibi County,” he added.

Also speaking, the Chairman of the Margibi County Muslim Council A.F. Kuku Reever said he was pleased to be part of the homecoming event of Damarao adding that “Kakata is our common denominator”.

“Hon Sekou Kalasco Damaro and us are from one community. We think that we young people should remain peaceful. Liberia is all we have,” he said.

Another resident of Kakata City,  John Solunta Smith praised Damaro for thinking about where he hailed despite his current position in government.

“We in Kakata appreciate you. We love you and we want to say that there is nowhere like home. It is so good to celebrate with you, it make me think about our good old days,” Smith said.