-Weah Assures Liberians
Ahead of the much-publicized June 7 planned protest, President George Weah has assured Liberians and foreign nationals that his government remains committed to the protection of the rights of all.
The Liberian leader said all is being worked out for both protesters and non-protesters to be protected under the constitutional mandate given him by his people.
“Let them enjoy their constitutional right to protest, we will be available to listen to their concerns,” President Weah said.
Speaking at an appreciation program on Friday May 31, 2019 in Johnsonville, Montserrado County, President Weah encouraged Liberians to remain calm on June 7 and go about all of their normal school and business activities for the common good of the country.
He said his government will work hard to ensure that all Liberians have equal rights to their motherland.
The Liberian chief executive pointed out that his administration is under legal obligation to move the Country forward, but said such can only be done when they are given time and not through protest.
President Weah also warned Liberians to avoid acts that will send the nation to its dark past.
“Let’s work together, focus on peace and other developmental initiatives to improve the living standards of our country and its people,” he further added.
According to him, he will not be distracted by the many criticisms from the opposition but will continue to work hard to ensure that his desire to develop Liberia is achieved.
In said regard, the Liberian leader promised to make Johnsonville Township a new city like Dubai where paved roads, electricity and other modern infrastructures will be made available to inhabitants of that Township soon.
He told residents of Johnsonville that despite the many challenges facing the country his administration is working gradually to addressing them.
Additionally, the Liberian leader has instructed Representative Acarous Moses Gray to work along with his colleagues in the House of Representatives through budgetary support for the construction of a new and modern community college, first of its kind to be constructed in the Johnsonville Township.
The decision was reached following an appealed from one of the students of the Johnsonville public school who narrated some of the huge challenges students go through after completing grade school in order to acquire higher education thus appealing to the Liberian leader to see the need to help address such key challenge for them.
In remarks to said appeal, he said it is time that all Liberians feel the impact of development initiatives, but was also quick to add that such can only be realized through collective efforts and not negativity.
He said the time for total change is here and Liberians should join him and embrace such change in the supreme interest of the Country.
The CDC led-government is on record for prioritizing roads development something that is factored in its development envelop under the Pro Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD)
In the wake of the current economic challenges facing the country, the government through taxpayers’ money is connecting community and feeder roads in Montserrado and other counties across Liberia as testimony of the government initial fulfilled promise to the people of Liberia. Contributed by Julius Konton