“I’ll Connect Liberia’s With Paved Roads”
– President Weah Declares
President George Manneh Weah has reiterated that he will remain focused on building paved roads in the country, adding that he will be the first sitting President in the country’s decades of existence, to connect the entire country with paved roads.
According to President Weah, no amount of criticisms and dissenting public opinions will impede his government’s determination to advance its development agenda, noting that there are associated economic and trade dividends when roads in the country paved.Speaking at the Muslim Thanksgiving and Intercessory prayer service held at the Lusinee Kamara Mosque in Morrison Farm, Paynesville, as part of events marking the 171st Independence celebration of Liberia last week Friday July 20,2018, President Weah said he will be Liberia’s first President to connect the country with paved roads.
President Weah noted that no government has ever done
Well in its first five months in office than what his government has done within five months in office.
He said: “Let me say this for all of us, especially the young people. No matter what, once you are there people, will have dissenting views; this is life. Even if you do good or you do bad some people will not appreciate it; So, no matter what you do in life, there will be critics; what is important is for us to remain focused on the good things that we want to do,” President Weah told the gathering of Muslims worshippers.
The statement re-echoes the promises he made during the campaign period, that there will be an overall national development drive in the country that has never been witnessed since Liberia was founded.
The Liberian leader emphasized the urgent need for the people of Liberia to place unity at the front-banner of their undertakings during this period of the celebration of the 171st Independence of the country, noting that this is because national achievements and developments do not come amid division and negative criticisms.
“We are about to witness our 171st Anniversary, in the simple term, birthday. When we were designing our programs to know what will be the order of the day, what we will be doing, the first thing that was on our agenda was to unite our brothers and sisters – Liberians,” the President said he emphasized his quest for a united Liberia and a united people,” he said.
According to him, the situation Liberia faces did not start with his administration, but he is stressing his commitment to change the situation; while at the same time enjoins Liberians to watch for, and expect an unprecedented pace of development between now and December.
“As we are about to celebrate our independence, what is happening today reflects things that will be on the books but we are criticized for, we are doing the right thing, not like those that did the wrong thing,” President Weah indicated.
Making an indirect reference to the foreign exchange crisis in the country, President Weah said although fanaticism is considered part of human infrastructure, it will be good for people to be constructive in their criticisms.
“Liberia will be 171 on July 26. When the problem started; it is in the five months of my administration?” he quipped, and again begged the indulgence of Liberians to exercise a bit of patience because he has taken the responsibility to fix the problem.
Earlier, Sheik Rashid A. Sheriff who delivered the sermon called on Liberians to unite, to give the government a chance, and to desist from negative criticisms.
He urged Liberians to be thankful to God for all of the things happening, because that is the essence of our creation. “Unity is always the instrument for the growth of any nation,” he emphasized.