1 The President of Liberia, HE Dr. George Manneh Weah, on Wednesday, August 17, 2022, continued his national tour, also called a citizen participation initiative, in District #5, Montsererado County, where he reiterated his commitment to improve conditions of life.
2 of the people of Liberia during his regime.
3 As has been the case on all his tours of the country since last year, thousands of citizens came out to meet and interact with the President; this time at Paynesville City Hall, Ward #5.
4 President Weah thanked the crowd of people who attended the District #5 town hall meeting for their warm reception and for allowing him to serve the people of Liberia.
5 “The trust you have placed in me is something I cannot fail you for,” said the President.
6 Addressing the citizens, the Liberian leader took the time to brief them on his achievements regarding the completed and ongoing development initiatives that he started since his presidency and promised that a lot of work will be completed for the benefit of the nation and the people if allows you to serve for another term.
7 of office.
8 “We are investing in all sectors of our society,” said the president to the great assembly of constituents of District #5.
9 “We have already done a lot to improve our economy and other sectors in line with our development agenda.”
10 Despite the myriad development initiatives already accomplished, including building hospitals, schools, and roads, and granting free education, among others, the President overemphasized the need for more development throughout the country.
11 “It’s time to move forward with more development,” he noted.
12 “It’s time to do the right thing.
13 And together we will achieve greater things.” Responding to citizen requests for a resource center and market, the Liberian Chief Executive promised to build the Youth Resource Center once the land is secured and proven conflict-free.
15 Dr. Weah reiterated a promise he had made at previous public meetings in other parts of Montserrado, where he is wrapping up his tour of the county, that he would build a new, larger, more modern referral hospital or another John F.
16 Kennedy Memorial Hospital.
17 In response to citizens’ request for loans to vendors, the Liberian Chief Executive said $2 million has been approved for rural women and vendors across the country.
18 He advised marketers to work with their legislators, who have paved the way for how the loan can be accessed.
20 “With peace, our country will develop; with peace, you can be leaders tomorrow; and with peace, everything we want can be achieved,” said Dr. Weah. The President also urged the citizens of the district, mainly young people who make use of public property, to stop destroying them.
21 He lamented the destructive attitude of some young people, saying it is a disincentive for the government that is pooling scarce resources to make them happy and productive.