Days after the organizers of the June 7 protest refused to present their petition to the government of Liberia in front of thousands of Liberians, Liberian leader George M.Weah in his address to the nation yesterday cites opposition leaders, CSOs, Elders, Students, and others to bring their ideas to a round-table discussion.
President Weah has again taken the opportunity to invite the leaders of political parties, civil society groups, elders, religious leaders, traditional leaders, student leaders and the business community to a round-table discussion to afford them the opportunity to present their alternative views or suggestions on the state of country’s economy.
He continued to assure Liberians that under his leadership, the government will continue to protect the fundamental rights and freedoms of all Liberians irrespective of their political, tribe and religion affiliation.
Early January 2018, President Weah informed Liberians that he inherited a broken economy but pledged to exert every effort to in fixing the economy and improved the lives and livelihood of every Liberian.
“While our efforts to fix the economy are sustained and ongoing, we still face challenging times,” he said.
According to the Liberian leader, it will only take the collective effort of all Liberians to achieve the desired objective of reviving the country’s economy and placing the country on a path of sustainable development and transformation.
He said, “We will have to come together to devise and support new measures which are necessary to address the structural defects and imbalances in our economy.”
President Weah noted that all citizens have vested interest in the peace and economic development of the nation but acknowledged that his Government recognizes that the alternative views of all citizens are equally vital in finding a way forward in improving the country economic system.
The Liberian leader told Liberians and international bodies that the essence of the meeting or conference is to sit and dialogue on the way forward for economic revival in Liberia; he also called on politicians and other stakeholders to bring their ideas to the table and assure that their ideas will be given the most careful consideration for the forward movement of Liberia.
“Fellow citizens, once again let me thank all Liberians for their efforts in strengthening the peace and consolidating our democracy,” he said.
Meanwhile, President Weah has appreciated the national security apparatus of the country for their professionalism in protecting lives and property and ensuring public safety and also thanked international partners for their continued support in assisting the Government and People of Liberia to consolidate the democratic gains that Liberians have made over the years, to the local and international media for their coverage in keeping with their professional responsibilitie