Four months after NN reporting first caused an uproar in Liberia and the Diaspora by exposing the widespread reliance on prostitution by children as young as 9 to survive Liberia President Johnson Sirleaf has talked of the issues in her annual State of the Nation address.

Saying she was keenly aware of how important Liberia’s youth – two thirds of the population – was to the country’s future she called for police to better enforce laws to protect young girls. She called on legislators to pass proposed bills on child protection.

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