Liberia: President Weah Holds Cabinet Meeting to Discuss EU Aid

President George Manneh Weah has hosted his administration's first cabinet meeting at the parlors of the Executive Mansion.

The President moved his office from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs February 14, 2022 to the Executive Mansion, the official seat and home of the Liberian Presidency, which was gutted by fire in 2006.

The Cabinet Meeting presided over by President Weah had one agenda item--European Union’s new development model for Liberia and how the Cabinet could derive strategies to align with that model, particularly on the implementation of the next tranche of development, EU Aid to Liberia.

President Weah convened the meeting to allow his Cabinet to have a full appreciation of the EU aid package and to brainstorm on how the government could make maximum use of the EU's development roadmap for Liberia.

He laid the basis of the discussions in a way that it resonated with line ministries working directly with the EU and the entire Cabinet.

The Cabinet, following spirited discussions of the matter, agreed to constitute a special cabinet think tank that will engage with the EU on its proposal for Liberia.

“A decision as to how the government engages the EU will momentarily be derived by a Cabinet Think Tank and will be announced in the coming days,” Information Minister Ledgerhood Rennie said.

The first Cabinet Meeting at the Executive Mansion provided cabinet ministers opportunities to share their views on other issues of national importance.