Is it not time that President Weah calls on his partisans to tone down the violent rhetoric and the militarist imagery?
Earlier this year, former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf stepped down as Africa’s first democratically elected female leader after a two-term presidency to usher in Liberia’s football icon turned politician George Weah as her successor.
Like him or not, President George M. Weah will be credited for offering youth the privilege to assemble at the table of governance with the golden opportunity to provide their insights in plotting a smooth trajectory for Liberia.
When President George Weah announced that he was making tuition free at all public colleges and universities across the country, I joked with friends that perhaps parents of kindergarteners and nursery-aged children needed to get their children onto the streets to protest for free tuition.
Activists gathered under the banner of the Campaigners and Victims for Justice staged a peaceful protest calling for the establishment of a war crimes court in the country.
November 12 brought scores of substance abusers, commonly referred to as ‘zogos,’ to the Foreign Ministry to petition President George Weah to establish a drug rehabilitation program to address their plight.
On November 1, Paynesville began enforcing several of its city ordinances, including its ban on commercial activities on Sundays and national holidays.
The Ministry of Public Works has broken grounds for the construction of a 1.5 km stretch of road leading to the Fairground in Buchanan. The cost of construction is estimated at US$1.2 million.