Monrovia City Mayor Jefferson Koijee says the government’s is commitment to promote religious tolerance and therefore Liberians should see the positive change of the government in the country, a release has said.
Mayor Koijee spoke on Thursday, September 13 at a program marking the safe return to the country of Liberian Muslims from the Holy City of Mecca, Saudi Arabia at the Monrovia City Hall.
Koijee said President George Weah remains committed to upholding freedom of association as is enshrined in the Constitution.
According to the release, Mayor Koijee said every citizen will be given the chance to affiliate with any religion void of intimidation under the government.
Mayor Koijee said President Weah believes that every citizen regardless of his or her religious affiliation should be equally protected that will promote the current peaceful coexistence among Liberian citizens.
“President Weah sees Liberians as one family and that should be exemplified through the expression of love for one another. Liberia is the only country we have and as such, we should work together to contribute to its economic and infrastructure development,” he said.
“It is now left with the young people to support the President’s decision by positively executing their roles and responsibilities as ambassadors of the youthful generation,” he said.
Mayor Koijee also called on Liberian youths to take advantage of the opportunity given them by President Weah to serve in positions of trust in government.
He said President Weah has erased the past perception that young people were only good to be used as tools for violence.
On behalf of the Muslims Grand Mufti Abubakar Sumaworo lauded President Weah for helping them to attend the Haj to Mecca, which is one of the five pillars of their religion. He indicated that while in Mecca, they prayed to Allah for peace for Liberia and wisdom to strengthen President Weah with wisdom to transform Liberia.
Sumaworo pledged their support to the government’s pro-poor agenda for prosperity.