His Excellency Dr. George Manneh Weah has appointed His Honorable Justice Sie-A-Nyene Gyapay Youh as Chief Justice of the Republic of Liberia.
President Weah made the appointment on September 27, 2022 following confirmation of him by the Liberian Senate.
His appointment is effective as of Wednesday, September 28, 2022.
In a communication formally notifying Judge Youh of his appointment, the President said: “I am pleased to report that, based on notification from the Honorable Senate of Liberia Upon your confirmation on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, you are hereby appointed Chief Justice, Judiciary of the Republic of Liberia, effective September 28, 2022.” The Chief Executive of Liberia extended his congratulations to Cllr. Youh and expressed confidence in his ability to make a significant contribution in his area of responsibility "as we strive to move our country forward in a process aimed at enhancing peace, reconciliation and development."
The new Chief Justice succeeds Justice Francis Korkpor, who retired on September 27, 2022 on account of age in accordance with the provisions of the Liberian Constitution.
The President of the Republic, HE Dr. George Manneh Weah, today, Tuesday, September 20, 2022, joined many other world leaders to attend the formal opening session of the 77th United Nations General Assembly Debate in the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The General Debate is part of the High-Level Week of the General Assembly and presents an opportunity for world leaders to meet annually to discuss critical global issues.
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) is the main policy-making body of the Organization, comprising all member states, and provides a unique forum for multilateral discussion of the full range of international issues covered by the Charter.
of the United Nations.
President Weah was one of more than 150 world leaders who attended the opening session of the debate that is expected to last the next six days under the theme "A Watershed Moment: Transformative Solutions for Intertwined Challenges."
The President and members of the Liberian delegation are expected to hold high-level meetings and participate in different side events.
The 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly is the first fully face-to-face session since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020.
The President of the Republic, HE Dr. George Manneh Weah, together with a government delegation, left on Friday, September 16, 2022 for the United States of America to attend the 77th Period of Sessions of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
The United Nations General Assembly is one of the six main organs of the United Nations (UN), and acts as the main deliberative, normative and representative organ of the world body.
The president will join other world leaders who are expected to address the august body on multidimensional global issues such as security, peace, the economy and many other conditions facing their respective countries.
As he did in his previous speeches, President Weah is expected to highlight the transformative development drives that his administration has embarked on, including issues of governance, peace, health, economy, as well as peace and reconciliation.
This is President Weah's fifth appearance at the UNGA since he took office in 2018, two of which were virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
During the absence of the President, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Cllr. Frank Musa Dean, will act as President of the Cabinet in consultation with the Vice President through mobile phone contact with the President.
The President of the Republic, HE Dr. George Manneh Weah has nominated Mr. Jeff Gongoer Dowana as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Liberia in the United States of America with simultaneous Non-Resident Accreditation in Canada and Mexico.
President Weah made the nomination on Thursday, September 15, 2022.
The nomination is subject to confirmation by the Honorable Senate of Liberia.
Ambassador Jeff G.
Dowana replaces Ambassador George W.
Pattern, who has been removed.
Ambassador Dowana has a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from NYACK College in New York. He previously obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Liberia.
He is a career diplomat who has held various posts including London, New York, Washington DC, Paris and his current assignment as Ambassador Plenipotentiary and Extraordinary to Kuwait.
The President of the Republic, HE Dr. George Manneh Weah, has made two appointments to the Liberia Airport Authority (LAA) and, at the same time, made a dismissal from the entity.
Those appointed today, September 14, 2022, are Mr. Musa Shannon as Acting Chairman of the Board of Directors and Mr. Akoi Sowogie as Acting Deputy Managing Director of Technical Services.
President Weah expressed his hope that the two appointees will justify the trust he has placed in them.
Meanwhile, Chairman Weah has terminated, effective immediately, Ms Paula Fares Harvey, Deputy General Manager of LAA Technical Services, for administrative reasons.
He thanked Mrs. Harvey for her service to the entity.
The President of Liberia, HE Dr. George Manneh Weah, has expressed his sadness at the passing of the UK's longest-serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.
He is reported to have died "peacefully" on Thursday 8th September 2022 at Balmoral Castle in Scotland after doctors said they had been "concerned" about her health.
The President conveys his deepest condolences to the governments and people of the United Kingdom and all Commonwealth nations who have been greatly affected by the Queen's death.
She reigned for 70 years and celebrated her 96th birth anniversary last April.
President Weah described the Queen's death as a colossal loss to the world.
He said that Liberia has also lost a friend, who paid a historic visit to Monrovia in 1961 during the celebration of Liberia's independence.
Her entourage at the time, which included her late husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, received a momentous welcome.
Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne in 1952 during a very turbulent period in British and world history following the death of her father, King George VI.
She had worked with some 15 prime ministers before her death.
On Tuesday she received the new British Prime Minister, Liz Truss, in audience.
President Weah said he shares the pain of the British people at having spent part of his career as a professional footballer in the country.
He also conveyed his condolences to the royal family, saying that he prays that they find comfort in the Lord.
The President of the Republic, HE Dr. George Manneh Weah, once again stressed the importance of education in nation building and implored young Liberians to aspire to excellence to contribute significantly to the growth and development of Liberia.
As commencement speaker for the 18th United Methodist University (UMU) Convocation Ceremony on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, President Weah expressed his joy that the graduates were able to muster the courage to take the first step to acquire a college education, but impressed them to explore more frontiers toward self-realization and nation-building.
Speaking on the theme, “Your Journey to the Next World”, President Weah informed the graduates to order their steps forward because every step they take beyond the walls of UMU will reflect back on the University.
He told the graduates to adopt a very positive attitude and ensure exceptional performance wherever they are assigned.
“I am not asking you to carry the world on your shoulders, nor am I asking you to do more than you are capable of doing,” Dr. Weah further said.
“Just be yourself and know your calling.” “It is often said that a journey of thousands of miles begins with the first step,” the president reminded the graduates.
“These are the first steps in their journey to create a state-of-the-art, purpose-built, spacious and functional infrastructure in which to impart knowledge and build character in our students today, so that they can become productive, characterful and well-behaved citizens tomorrow.
He continued: “Technically, you got here because you work with others, your instructors, your friends, your sponsors, your mentors, and your family members.
For some of you, the categories of people I just mentioned may have been very supportive, and perhaps they have even caused some setbacks for them, while others may have presented them with challenges that positively shaped their intellectual position in life."
The Liberian leader also warned graduates to ensure that their journey into the world is not determined by friends or President Weah added: “You can consult and seek advice, but ultimately the final decision must be made by yourself.
As you step off the ship called United Methodist University, prepare for the challenges that await you; adapt to the labor market, adapt to student life and the reality of taking care of their families”.
He also exhorted the graduates to take with them what the University taught them, reminding other graduates before them that they are doing well thanks to the quality education that UMU provides them.
“I am a witness, because many of those people are working with me in this government,” he said.
“I want you to do well so that the torch of light that United Methodist University represents to the world continues to shine, because as the name of your class implies, that light must never be hidden.” President Weah also praised the extraordinary efforts of the UMU administration to shape the minds of young graduates.
According to him, it will only take the collective efforts of all to ensure that the name of the University is protected, urging them to keep an eye on the graduates as they interact with the rest of the world outside the University.
"You must consider them as your partners in building the new Liberia."
President Weah said that by shaping the minds of students, UMU is also supporting the Government's work in the education sector as great efforts are being made to make quality education available to the youth of Liberia.
Such efforts, he added, are in line with the objectives of the Educational Pillar of the national development plan, the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PADP).
President Weah encouraged the United Methodist Church, which operates this University, to continue to complement the Government's efforts in the education sector, which he said is of paramount importance to the future growth and development of Liberia.
Around 1,335 students, 61% of them women, received degrees in various disciplines from the University founded in 1998.
The President of the Republic, Dr. George Manneh Weah, has appealed to the patriotic spirit of the Liberian people to take pride in the Liberian state and all that it stands for.
Speaking Wednesday, August 24, at the Centennial Pavilion on the 175th anniversary of the National Flag, which was first flown on August 24, 1847, the President said that the Liberian flag signifies to the world that “our country is a free and sovereign nation.
He referred to the flag as the visible evidence of Liberia's sovereignty and a symbol of pride and dignity within the community of nations that its citizens should cherish and be proud of.
"Our true stamp on the world map unifies all Liberians, both at home and in the diaspora, presenting us as one people, regardless of our regions, religious beliefs, political affiliation or ethnicity," President Weah further noted.
He continued: "As a people, we have endured nearly a decade and a half of civil conflict, which not only claimed the lives of more than 250,000 Liberians, but also tore apart the fabric of our society and subverted important tenets of our culture."
According to the president, observing National Flag Day is significant despite the many tragedies that have befallen the nation, including years of civil war and COVID-19, all of which, he said, dramatically disrupted every facet of our growth.
and national development.
“Despite these tragedies”, said the Chief Executive, “we have much to celebrate today.
Let us celebrate all that God in his grace has given us, and all that we ourselves have done to be where we are as a nation.
Let us celebrate the peace we now enjoy.
Let's celebrate the development that is now beginning to reach the length and breadth of the country."
He called on Liberians to put aside their differences and come together as a strong united force to develop their country and improve the lives of the Liberian people.
Dr. Weah is convinced that by working together as one people and one nation under God, “we will overcome all trials and tribulations, put our people and our economy on the right path to prosperity, and put our homeland on an irreversible path of progress and development."
This year's Flag Day celebration is held under the motto: "The lone star, a symbol of national unity and development.
Warning to young people The Chief Executive of Liberia used the occasion to warn Liberian students, whether in primary school or at the tertiary level, to make education an embodiment of their daily activities, because without it, they would not they will have a future.
He reminded Liberians of the words of former US President John F.
Kennedy, who once said: "Let us think of education as the means to develop our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a hope and a particular dream that, when fulfilled, can translate into benefit for all and greater strength for our nation.
One person can make a difference, and everyone should try.
"He reiterated the measures that the government has put in place to create a learning environment conducive to students, including payment of WASSCE fees for 12th graders and support tutoring classes and free tuition policy at all public universities Recognizing the monumental strides being made by the government to provide high school education quality, better facilities, more qualified teachers, and better instructional materials to improve the educational ecosystem in Liberia, the President declared laró: “These measures are intended to ease the financial burden on parents and motivate our children,” he emphasized, adding: “Students, we cannot sit by and watch you fail at WASSCE and fall behind your regional counterparts.
You have to take responsibility, you and your parents, to take advantage of the opportunity that your Government is offering you.” However, he pointed out that these obstacles can be overcome through collaboration and working together.
He told the predominantly student audience: “The value of education in your life is something that no one can take away from you.
If you want to be what you want to be, make a point of getting the education that will allow you to achieve your dream.” According to the president, education is indeed a fundamental key to preserving Liberia's democracy and he challenged all Liberians to use the current atmosphere of peace to show that they can improve their lives and give their children the opportunity to become great leaders of tomorrow.
"The greatest danger to our Liberian democracy lies in the illiteracy of our young Liberians," President Weah quoted Liberian educator and statesman Dr. T.
Ebenezer Ward as saying.
Warning citizens to respect authority At the same time, President Weah also urged all Liberians not to abuse the existing democratic space by dishonoring and disrespecting authority.
Rather he urged respect for authority.
"Too often, people express their dissatisfaction, disappointment and anger in a way that shows indiscipline and disregard for the rule of law," he said, urging citizens to avoid such unhealthy behavior.
The President of the Republic, HE Dr. George Manneh Weah on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, made appointments in the government, affecting the local administration of Nimba County.
President Weah's appointees include Mr. Lombayee M.
Barlea, Tappita Statutory Superintendent, Mr. Moses Dolo, Assistant.
Saniquellie-Mah Development Superintendent, Mr. Josephus M.
Paye, Sr., Assistant.
Development Superintendent, Tappita, Mr. Daniel Bieh, Asst. Statutory Superintendent of Development, Yarwin-Mehnsonoh, and Mr. Alex Tomah, Assistant.
Statutory Superintendent for Development, Zoe-Geh Others include Mr. Levi Bainbo, Commissioner, Mehnsonoh Administrative District, Mr. Samuel Freeman, Commissioner, Zaihnia Administrative District, Mr. Samuel Dweh, Commissioner, Blinlon Administrative District, Mr. Henry Korso, Commissioner, Kparblee Administrative District, and Mr. Yelegar Yelegar, Inspector of Darwin-Mehnsonoh.
President Weah also appointed Mr. Matthew Matadi, Kwendin Township Commissioner, Mrs. Annetta Diagor, Graie Township Commissioner, Mr. Newah Vaye, Doumpa District Commissioner, Mr. Lawrence Weh, Camp #1 Township Commissioner Mr. Tomehn Mulbah, Mah-Display Township Commissioner, Mr. Adolphus Nawon Sonkarlay, Gblah Township Commissioner, Mr. Karton Johnson, Zoe-Luapa Township Commissioner, and Mr. Moses B.
Tiawon, Nanlah-Lepulah Municipality Commissioner.
President Weah also appointed Mr. Erastus G.
Duo, Paramount Chief of Wee-Gbehyi Chiefdom in Sacleapea-Mah, and Mr. Francis K.
Duo, Clan Chief of Nyor Chiefdom in Buu-Yao District.
Appointments are subject to confirmation by the Honorable Senate of Liberia when appropriate.
The President of the Republic, HE Dr. George Manneh Weah, on Monday, August 22, 2022, nominated several people, including the new Chief Justice of the Republic of Liberia.
President Weah's nominees include Associate Justice Sie-A-Nyene Gyapay Yuoh as Chief Justice of the Republic of Liberia to replace Chief Justice Francis Korkpor, who retires in September 2022.
The Liberian leader, aware of the expiration of their terms, he was soon re-nominated Mrs. Edwina Crump Zackpah and Hon. Zotawon Titus Commissioners at the Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA), and the Hon. Thomas Doe Nah is the Commissioner General of the Liberian Revenue Authority (LRA).
Madam Zackpah was also nominated as Acting Chair of the LTA Commissioners.
Similarly in the National Electoral Commission, the Hon. Boakai Dukuly was nominated as Commissioner again.
President Weah also nominated Cllr. Niveda C.
Ricks-Onuoha and Atty. Patmilla Doe Paivey as commissioners of the National Independent Human Rights Commission.
Where appropriate, nominations for the President are subject to confirmation by the Liberian Senate.