Continually pressed by his dream, his heart and his willpower to change the living conditions of citizens, Liberia’s 24th President is not mincing words in assuring the public that during his administration, he would settle down for nothing less than the transformation and improvement of the living standard of his countrymen.
As if he was targeting naysayers who are preaching the politics of doom and gloom, President George Manneh Weah averred that the country would not go down the pit or become worse under his regime.
Speaking on Monday, October 1, 2018 at the modest celebration of his 52nd birth anniversary in Monrovia, the President said his government would exert every effort necessary to explore and make use of all available means capable of creating the conducive environment for national development.
The Liberian leader maintained that his administration has the potential and will power to ensure the achievement of national development and economic growth.
President Weah however stated that the country would not achieve its potential in development in the absence of sustained peace, reconciliation and unity among Liberians.
“Let bygone be bygone,” President Weah entreated Liberians. “Let us reconcile among ourselves and together we can build a Liberia in which our people will prosper.”
He said he carries a heart of deep love for Liberia and that he would do nothing wrong that will negatively affect or dissatisfy Liberians for whom he took risk to join politics.
“I love my country and I love you,” he said to jubilant supporters at his birthday party. “I will do nothing to tie or retard development and growth in the country. Under my leadership, Liberia will not be a worse place, as I am very committed to my country’s development.”
President Weah expressed gratitude to the people of Liberia for demonstrating love and support to his administration.
The birthday gathering at which he made the assertions was the first since his ascendancy to the Presidency. It was graced by a horde of Liberians, including partisans of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC), officials of government and members of the diplomatic corps.
Dedicating Feeder Roads Project
The government targets about 87 kilometers of roads in Montserrado, Grand Bassa and Bong Counties for pavement with funding
Earlier in the day, President Weah broke grounds for the Dry Rice Market-Johnsonville-Mount Barclay road project to kick-start massive feeder road pavement projects in Montserrado, Bong and Grand Bassa Counties.
“Road connectivity is cardinal to development and growth; and that’s why I am very committed to building roads, paved and electrified; and we will make sure that all these projects are completed,”the Liberian leader asserted.
He said government’s commitment to constructing and paving more roads is intended to create the opportunities in decentralizing government activities and bolstering economic activities in the country.
“We can’t have better healthcare facilities, improve agriculture activities and stimulate the economy in the absence of paved roads in Liberia,” President Weah further stated.
“Without road connectivity, development and economic boom and genuine security would be very impossible.Therefore, we are committed that all feeder roads in and around Monrovia would be constructed and paved. This will happen because I am committed to it,” he said.
He also said the construction and pavement of roads were cardinal and therefore placed on top his government’s development agenda.
Coastal Defense Project Inspection
The groundbreaking ceremony preceded a tour of the ongoing coastal defense project in the Borough of New Kru Town, on Bushrod Island.
According to President Weah, the ongoing project will help save public institutions in the community, mainly the D. Twe High School which is hard hit by erosion.
He said: “The project is not to just block the sea but to create the facility that will equally serve as a means for economic empowerment in the community”.