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ELBC /Maximilian Kasseh, Jr.
President George Manneh Weah of Liberia
President George Manneh Weah of Liberia

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-The President of Liberia, George Manneh Weah, said he is deeply touched by the Government of France decision to place Liberia on her list of priorities.

President Weah said it is a good sign that a non-Francophone country like Liberia can be listed as a priority of the European nation.

The Liberian Leader has also welcomed a 10 Million Euro grant announced by French President, Emmanuel Macron, adding that the fund will be used for the development of Liberia.

Speaking to reporters at the Roberts International Airport Friday, February 23, 2018, upon arrival from his three legged visit to Senegal, Morocco and France, President Weah described the trip as successful.

He said:” The trip was intended to put Liberia’s case before friendly governments and to further encourage business people to come and invest in the country.”

The Liberian Leader then praised the President of France for initiating the Building Capacity through Sports Project.
In another development, President George Weah is challenging Liberians to stop blaming others, including the United States of America, for the Country’s long running problems.

President Weah said over the years, the United States has provided billions of dollars to help take Liberia to an appreciable level of transformation, but it was regrettable that such assistance was not used in the interest of the Country.

The Liberian Leader is therefore calling for change in attitude among Liberians, if the Country must replace the lost years.
He also called on Liberians to stop insinuating that he chose France over the United States by making his first trip to the European nation instead of the United States.

The Liberian Leader said:” The United States remains Liberia’s traditional allied”, adding that his administration would do nothing to undermine the cordial relationship subsisting between the two nations.

President Weah made the call Friday during an intercessory service at the Dominion Christian Fellowship in Congo Town, upon his return from France.

President Weah further gave two weeks ultimatum to former government officials to immediately turn over all government vehicles in their possession.

President Weah said:” Government will legally pursue those who are refusing to turn over government vehicles at the end of the two weeks.’

He said his pronouncement should not be seen as a witch-hunt, but to ensure that the properties of the state are accounted for, adding that the withholding those vehicles is an embarrassment to the country.

President Weah said former officials who are changing the faces of vehicles in their possession are harming the nation.

The Liberia Chief Executive said former and current officials of government need to be truthful to the state and should stop creating difficulties for others in performing their duties to the state.


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