Several youth advocacy groups from the Young Men Christian Association (YMCA) of Liberia and Sierra Leone have paid a visit to Parliament for information sharing on nation building.
The youths met with the Parliamentary Oversight committee on Youth and Sport.
Welcoming the delegation, the Public Relations Officer of Parliament, Sheik Lamin Turay, briefed the delegation on the activities of the Sierra Leone Parliament in terms of law making.
The Chairman of the Parliamentary Oversight Committee on Youth and Sport, Hon. Nureedeen Yilla Sankoh, said the Parliament of Sierra Leone would do it best to see that youth issues in Africa are promoted and equally addressed those affecting them.
Giving a background to their visit, Moses Johnson, National Coordinator of YMCA SL, said as an organization they were engaged in youth exchange programmes in order to promote youth solidarity in the sub-region.
The coordinator said they were undertaking projects that would promote youth participation in governance in relation to conflict prevention and peace building.
The team leader of Liberia, James Adommoh, expressed appreciation of the dialogue meeting with Parliament and supported the recommendation for the 10 percent for youth participation in politics by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, adding that while in Sierra Leone they have visited the National Youth Commission and other institutions in the country in order to have fair knowledge of their operations.