The Center for Peace and Environmental Justice (CEPEJ) based in the Federal Republic of Nigeria has awarded President George Weah “the Most Outstanding President on Pro-poor and Sustainable Development Crusader in Africa” for his Pro-poor and development crusade at its 9th Annual Conference held on November 6 at the Justice Idris Legbo Kutigi International Conference Center in Minna, the Capital of Niger State, a release has said.
According to the release from the Liberian Embassy in Abuja, Liberia’s Ambassador to Nigeria, Al-Hassan Conteh, who served as the conference’s keynote speaker, received the award on behalf of President Weah.
Prior to the presentation ceremony, a citation was read, detailing President Weah’s football and peace accomplishments as well as his recent historic election as president for the country’s first transition from one elected president to another in over seven decades.
Tagged “Minna 2018,” the conference’s theme was, “Good Governance and Security: Panacea for Sustainable Development in Africa.”
Immediately following his election in December 2017, President Weah announced that his new administration would run on a Pro-poor Agenda, which he recently launched under the document, “Pro-poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development” (PAPD), to drive the country’s developmental agenda for the next five years.
The four-pillared national development agenda has been categorized as Power to the People; Economy and Jobs; Sustaining the Peace; and Governance and Transparency.
Prior to the launch of the PAPD, the President, under nine months of his new administration, commenced several pro-poor initiatives in and around Monrovia and other parts of the country.