Easy To Destroy-But Hard To Build
Minister Paye Cautions Youth
Written By: Paul M. Kanneh
Public Works Deputy Minister for Rural Development, Jackson J. Paye has cautioned youth of Liberia to stay away from violent acts, adding that violence and mob actions are not the best way to solve problem.
Minister Paye spoke recently when he received an honor from a group called Good Governance Forum. According to Minister Paye, it is the youth who own the country and that government officials were only caretaker and transitional figures.
He further told the youth to stop taking the law into their hands and channel their grievances through the appropriate authority, emphasizing that it is easy to destroy but hard to build.
“You need to stop taking the law in to your hands and channel your grievances through the rightful authority because it is easy to destroy than to build”, said Minister Paye.
Responding to the honor bestowed on him, the Rural Development Expert say he was grateful for a youth group to have recognized his good work and honor him.
He said even though there are resource challenges, his institution will continue to engage partners for support to the country’s rural development programs.
Minister Paye who transfer the honor to his boss, Gyude Moore said he was inspired by President Sirleaf’s Leadership which, according to him has afforded him the opportunity for community dwellers to see his good work.
He noted that he was passionate to serve the rural people because everybody including himself came from somewhere to settle in the city and that one day they all may choose to go back home where they can begin to benefit from these services.
The Public Works Deputy Minister asserted that one best way they in government can empower the people is to create more road network that can facilitate the movement of farm produce to urban area for commercial purposes so as to alleviate poverty and better their lives.
Meanwhile, Minister Jackson Paye has called on other youth organizations to emulate the good example of the Good Governance Forum by honoring people who are serving their country diligently.
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