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Liberia ranked among world’s sixty most peaceful nations

Julius Konton/ Maximilian K.Kasseh

MONROVIA, LIBERIA-In the wake of mixed political views, protests, and economic crisis in Liberia, the Global peace Index June report ranked Liberia among sixty peaceful Countries in the world.

The report, according to a release issued June 27, 2019, ranks Liberia above France, Greece and other great Europeans countries.

The 2019 June GPI report places Liberia in category with UK, Norway, Sweden, Germany and other powerful nations in the world.

According to the release issued on June 27, 2019, Liberians were hailed for their resilience in helping to keep the peace, but a special recognition and commendation was extended to the Liberian leader, George Weah, for what it termed as his unending peaceful leadership style.

The report came in less than a month after protesters staged a peaceful protest under the umbrella of ”Saving the State” , such protest was recorded in Liberian history of late as the “most peaceful” and organized one with both government and the protesters praised for helping to keep the peace despite, political and or religious differences.

In addition to making sure the Country is peaceful and violence free, President Weah has on Tuesday, June 25, 2019, instructed the Justice Ministry to launch an investigation into the Kingsville shooting incident with findings expected in one week.

The decision by the Liberian Leader came in less than twenty-four hours, after the fracas with some angry residents and the police who were demanding investigation into the mysterious deaths of two kids in the community.

"My focus is to ensure that Liberia remains peaceful and the rights of all Liberians are respected at all times”, president Weah noted.

It can be recalled that the Liberian Leader in most of his public statements always preach peace and national reconciliation, as well as dialogie,saying they are  the engines to lasting development and growth of the nation and its people.

“Without peace, we cannot move forward, without peace, there can be no development and many others" he uttered.

The latest report now puts the President and the people under the spotlight to do all it takes to ensure the Country is peaceful, and as well make sure that those vices that lead to war are discouraged and worked out for the benefit of all.


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