Senator Zargo Pushes For ZOGOS Inclusion in AFL

By Washington Tumay

MONROVIA-Lofa County Senator Stephen   Zargo is calling for the enlistment of disadvantaged youths, known as zogos into the Armed Forces of Liberia, (AFL).

Senator Zargo mentioned that the Government can vet and recruit those with military knowledge.

Speaking during a symposium organized by the Armed Forces of Liberia in Monrovia, the Liberian Senate Chairman on Security and Veteran   Affairs said that the presence of zogos in the streets of Monrovia is posing serious insecurity to the country.

He noted that if nothing is done to empower and rehabilitate, they will engage in acts of violence in the country.

According to him, if young people notably disadvantaged youths are not controlled, the country will not have a stable and peaceful environment.

Senator Zargo emphasized that the Government needs to create recreation areas the disadvantaged youths can be placed for rehabilitation and training so that they can be productive citizens again.

He said if nothing is done to address the issue of the disadvantaged youths the country stands a risk of instability.

The Lofa County Lawmaker further said it is vital for continual engagement like the symposium for substantial democracy.

He described the young people of Liberia as important, underscoring that they constitute sixty percent of the country’s population.

Senator Zargo, however, urged the AFL Authorities not to only indicate that they are forced for good but to ensure that they do not take side during these political times in the history of the country.

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