-Kimmie Weeks Brands Drugs Dependent Youth
Youth Activist and Montserrado County Senatorial hopeful, Kimmie Weeks has termed as ‘silence emergency’, the increased in number of young people who are engaged into drug abuse across the country.
Dr. Weeks said troubling societal issue should now draw the attention of national government and be treated as national emergency.
He said the sector which is affected by drugs is a key sector of the society and as such; more attention should be given to ensure the issue is addressed in a timely manner and form.
According to him, holistic approach is one of the best ways aimed at addressing said issue.
The youth activist turned politician wants the government to now open the spring board of opportunity for young people to explore the necessary avenues of the country.
He encouraged Liberian youths to remain hopeful, determine and focused on initiatives that will move the nation forward.
In a move to improve and promote economic dividend. Weeks said it is key to prioritize a national sports center.
He said such center will help create jobs and showcase the talents of young people.
Dr. Weeks said youth development and progress is paramount and should be implemented to the core.
“Don’t give up, be innovative and focus on issues to improve your lives,” Weeks assured young people.
He said it is also important to help address mental health, rehabilitation, empowerment and capacity building issues which he noted are critical to nation growth.