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Traditional Chiefs Beg For Weah’s Support

-Rain Praises On Him

By R Joyclyn Wea

The National Traditional Council of Liberia through its council head, Chief Zarzar Kawah has begged for President George Weah’s support towards the traditional leaders of the land.

He further begged for the President to finish the national headquarters of the National Traditional Council located at the Conner of Camp Johnson Road and McDonald Streets in central Monrovia.

Chief Zarzar Kawah bewailed, “we want see you at our Traditional Building; we want you to finish that building.”

In his statement on July 23, 2018 at the official ceremony of handing over of certificate of citizenship to 50 Sierra Leoneon refugees held in Bentol City Montserrado County, Chief Kawah emphasized the need for president Weah not to forget the traditional chiefs and elders of Liberia on grounds that they (traditional people) have been behind him for long now.

“We put you there to support you and I don’t care what people say, we will still support you. My President, we want you but da your book people them talking plenty,” he said in a broken Liberian English.

According to the father of the land, traditional people are pleased with the level of works being done by the President and therefore, they as traditional people will continue to render their support to President Weah.

He further appealed with the president to go into the bushes as mean of engaging chiefs and elders noting that “Because the chiefs and elders are for you.”

Chief Kawah blamed those he considered as educated people for the problem in the country and not the government or President Weah.

This is not the first time chief Kawah has gone in defense of the President as the matter of fact, he (Kawah) is on record for vowing to go after anyone who challenges President Weah on grounds that Weah is an indigenous son of the soil therefore they as traditional leaders would protect him.

Chief Kawah indicated that since the country’s independence, no indigenous person had ever become President of the country against this backdrop, they as traditional leaders and indigenous people of the land would rally round him ensuring that his administrations succeeds even though slain former Liberia President, Samuel K. Doe is listed as the first indigenous President of Liberia.

The Traditional Council head Kawah further threatened to go after anyone challenging the authority of the indigenous people of Liberia by criticizing the George Weah led administration.

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