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Our leaders must guide us to peace

IN an effort to address problems much greater than we have here in Ulster, Michael Nutter, the mayor of Philadelphia since 2008, said: "If we get this right, everyone will be involved. We can no longer operate in silos.

"We have to work in a concerted and comprehensive way to deal with these issues. We are way past the time of just talking. What we really need is action."

If only we could hear these sentiments expressed regularly in our Assembly, our councils, our churches, our schools, our clubs and, very importantly, our homes.

We must get our priorities right. Influential people, at all levels in our society, must not be afraid to lead us towards a better future for the young people of our province.

FRED CHAMBERS

Omagh, Co Tyrone

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