100818BUKA CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY
New Dawn FM News
Paul Rowland Country Director for International Foundation for Electoral systems has told the International Youth Day in Buka that the youths must participate in activities like the elections so that their issues can be addressed by the elected leaders.
He told the gathering at HAHELA that things like the coming Bougainville referendum is important for the future of Bougainville and both young and old must participate.
MR. ROWLAND said if only the old are allowed to participate then obviously they will not do things based on the youths interest as their interest are different.
He said youths must try to participate in activities that can address their aspirations.
MR. ROWLAND told the youths that they are part of the community and must participate in meaningful engagements that can benefit their communities.
The International Youth day which falls on Sunday was celebrated today.