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Youth must become a solution to the problems facing a Developing Timor-Leste

Youth must become a solution to the problems facing a Developing Timor-Leste

President of Republic, Francisco Guterres Lu Olo with the Secretary of Youth and Sports Abrão “Nokosiku” Saldanha (Image/Media-PR)

DILI, 10 november 2020 (TATOLI)— Timorese President, Francisco Guterres Lu Olo said the youth must be the solution to the contemporary issues and problems facing in Timor-Leste.

In a statement released by the president during an audience with the secretary of state for youth and sport Abrão “Nokosiku” Saldanha. The President has decided that the theme for National Youth Day is “Youth contribution to the Resilience of Society” which is vital in the context of Timor-Leste today.

The secretary of Youth and Sport, Nokosiku said that during the time of the Occupation, youths were fighting against the Indonesian forces, however in modern context today the youth must become resilient to face various obstacles such as the threats from covid-19, Climate Change and the Technology revolution, communication and information, for that it needs to build resilience to meet the economic barriers, social and cultural.

The role of the state is to promote and create the space for youth to establish themselves among the development process.

Lú Olo acknowledges the initiative from the young people about the commemoration of the National Youth Day and has confirmed to be present and deliver a speech.

Mr Nokosiku has also informed the president that demographically the people below the ages of 35 constitute 75% of the population which is excellent potency for the national development.

The Youth are aware that the petroleum fund revenue is the main contributor to the economy of Timor-Leste, closely followed by remittances from Timorese working abroad. For such reasons, there must be a focus given to the youths as they are the future, and the government wants to show this by celebrating youths.

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