MONROVIA, LIBERIA-Liberia’s Foreign Minister Dee-Maxwell Kemayah has frowned at the hijacking of power in Africa by waves of military coups.
Foreign Minister Kemayah said at the hijacking of power through unconstitutional means is unacceptable, and strongly condemned the military takeovers in Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso and Sudan, terming them as major setback to African Democracy.
He also proposed the immediate reactivation of the African Standby Force, to deal with any threats and restore democratic governance, should the need arise.
Ambassador Kemayah was speaking at the 35th Ordinary Summit of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the Africa n Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The summit was held under the theme: Building Resilience in Nutrition and Food Security on the African Continent: Strengthen Agriculture, Accelerate the Human Capital, Social and Economic Development; aimed at addressing outstanding issues relating to the much-desired ongoing reform of our Union and its Agenda 2063.
The Liberian Foreign Minister said:” Liberia is in full support of the actions taken by ECOWAS and the African Union against the three Military Regimes.”
Minister Kemayah stated that in the midst of these unfolding developments, the Government of Liberia, under the astute Leadership of His Excellency President Dr. George Manneh Weah, supports the holding of an Extraordinary Summit on Terrorism as proposed by the Government of Angola, and condemns in the strongest term, the respective military takeovers in Mali, Guinea, Burkina Faso and Sudan; as well as the “Failed Coup Attempt” in Guinea Bissau, which is a major setback to democracy.
“Our Union has set towering goals and formulated roadmaps to stimulate integration and address the socio-economic imperatives of the continent. Agendas 2030 and 2063 are important mechanisms for meeting the multifaceted problems facing Africa and its people. I am confident that under the able leadership of our Union, Africa will continue to aggressively pursue practical solutions to its problems’, he added.