– Local advocacy chair
Franklin Wesseh, chairman for the Center for the Exchange of Intellectual Options (CEIO), has called on Liberians not to think evil of the Coalition for Democratic Change/CDC-led government headed by soccer legend George Weah, but to rather join hands to foster agendas that will develop the country.
Wesseh warned Liberians against constantly looking for the negative aspects of everything the government ends up doing, “because if the government fails to perform, it will have a negative reflection on the entire nation and its citizens.”
Wesseh wants all Liberians to collaborate so that the government can achieve its development agenda.
“We must hope and pray that things go well so that all of us can reap the dividends of good governance. Whatever the case, Weah is now the country’s President, and therefore, one cannot reverse this historical trend, but instead rally our support for the well-being of our citizens and the country above self,” Wesseh declared.
The CEIO chair is of the conviction that the George Weah-led government will succeed, “because Weah has over time proven himself as the one to reconcile the country to achieve economic vibrancy; something he demonstrated throughout his soccer career until he became a politician.”
According to Wesseh, Weah’s zero tolerance determination to fight corruption is a welcomed idea, as he is rumored to hate corruption.
He said there are laws on the books against corruption, “but the implementation of these laws remains a challenge, because the leaders are lacking the political will to deal with the situation.”
Wesseh expressed hope that the Weah Administration will learn lessons from Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s approach of fighting corruption, and do much better than she did by putting in place his own mechanisms.