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US$13m To Rehab 100,000 ‘Zogos’ …As Gov’t, Partners Plan Big Rally

by News Manager

MONROVIA: The Government of Liberia, through the National Steering Committee, in collaboration with the One UN System and other Development partners, has developed a joint concept document to tackle the situation with the growing number of “At-Risk Youths” in the country.

The Committee is charged with leading the efforts to mitigate the socio-economic and security challenges posed by the group, otherwise referred to as “Zogos”.

The Committee is chaired by the Minister of Youth and Sports, D. Zeogar Wilson, and co-chaired by the Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Samuel D. Tweah, Jr.

The Government, through the Steering Committee and development partners, will collaborate at every level to embark on a major campaign to raise US$ 13, 872.500 (Thirteen million eight hundred Seventy-Two Thousand Five Hundred dollars).

On June 30, 2022, both parties will kick off the campaign, bringing together major state actors.

Funds raised will be used to address the plight of the over 100, 000 At-Risk youths (“Zogos”) by renovating the Youth Agriculture Training Center in Bensonville and transforming it into a Rehabilitation Center for our At-Risk-Youths as well as other immediate interventions, according Deputy Minister of Information, Cultural Affairs and Tourism (MICAT), Jawlawah Tompo.

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