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President Sirleaf back home, calls for unity, hard work

Arthur Douglas/ Joaeph T. Koon
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf

( 14, 2015)- President Ellen Johnson- Sirleaf is calling on Liberians to unite and take advantage of the window of opportunity to move the country forward.

The President made specific reference to the world’s good will and commitment towards Liberia that she has obtained through her visit to the United States and Belgium.

“The window will not last forever because some other global circumstances could come, and the attention will shift”, President Sirleaf said.

It can be recalled, that the US Government, the International Monetary Fund, the European Union among other international partners, have committed to supporting Liberia’s post Ebola recovery programs.

President Sirleaf stressed the need for everyone to work harder towards achieving the National Development Goals under the Agenda for Transformation.

She wants citizens put aside the bickering and take full responsibility for the development of the country.
“So, I can just call and appeal to all Liberians, please do whatever you can, do your part…to ensure that we move the country forward.

“We all, each individual has to take responsibility for our country. Others will not do what we cannot do for our country,” the Liberian Leader noted.

She made the remarks Friday evening March 13, 2014 at the Effort Baptist Church in Paynesville outside Monrovia during a Special Thanksgiving and Welcome Service held in her honor.

President Sirleaf and delegation returned home Friday from a three- week appreciation and advocacy trip to the US, United Arab Emirates and Brussels in Belgium.

According to our Executive Mansion Reporter, the President was accorded an arousing reception by hundreds of citizens, including students, culture troops, youth, women and government officials.

The Liberian Leader praised the Incident Management Team, and all who have helped to maintain the current progress in containing the Ebola virus.

Liberia, one of the worst affected Ebola countries, has gone at least twenty days since the last Ebola case was discharged from the treatment unit.

While away, President Sirleaf held bilateral talks with President Barrack Obama and senior US government officials and served as spokesperson of the worst affected Ebola countries at the International Ebola Conference in Brussels.

She also held a number of bilateral and multilateral discussions with international partners.

According to the President, her mission was to commend foreign governments and partners for assisting Liberia in the fight against the Ebola virus.


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