UAE, Belgium, Poland, Ethiopia, Others to Present Letters of Credence to Weah

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President George Manneh Weah

The Executive Mansion has named several ambassadors who are poised to present their letters of credence to President George M. Weah beginning today, January 22, 2020, at his Foreign Ministry Office in Monrovia.

Deputy Presidential Press Secretary, Smith Toby, at a press conference in Monrovia on January 21, indicated that the decisions by several countries to present letters of credence speak volumes about how countries are prepared to work with the Weah-led administration.

The countries whose ambassadors are poised to present letters of credence include United Arab Emirates (UAE), Poland, Belgium, Ethiopia, Morocco, South Korea, The Gambia, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Turkey, Swiss Confederation, and the Philippines.

According to Toby, These countries will have their citizens coming to Liberia for different reasons including tourism, indicating that “it’s now easy for them to come to our country.”

“These governments will not send their people to Liberia without confidence. It also speaks volumes. It opens the corridor for President Weah to meet with their ambassadors to exchange ideas. Dubai is the best city in the world, and to have their embassy in Liberia, it means a lot for Liberia. This is a sign of confidence in this administration,” Toby.

As today, January 22, 2020, makes President Weah exactly two years in power, the Deputy Presidential Press President disclosed that the President’s focus this 2020 will be on development. However, President Weah is expected to address the joint session of the Legislature come Monday, January 27, 2020, giving a report on the year 2019 and plans for 2020.

Mr. Toby said the President at the end of 2019 held several meetings with donor partners; both locally and internationally, and some of these results from the meetings will begin coming this year.

President George Weah is at the same time preparing to deliver his annual message to the Legislature next Monday, January 27.  According to Toby, the President is expected to speak on a number of different issues including the country’s security, economy, development and many more.

Praising the new Agriculture Minister, Jeanine M. Cooper, Toby said she comes with all the credentials and she has promised to be productive.

“Our President has emphasized the importance of this sector and we all hope that it will now become vibrant and will move forward. The appointment took a long time due to the interest of the sector and decision to find someone who is prepared to deliver,” Mr. Toby said.

Toby during the briefing named several projects expected to kick off early this year.  Some major projects named include a new market in Gbarnga City, which is valued at US$389,000.

“The President is also taking development in rural areas.  The 14 Military Hospital completion is expected to be announced ahead of the celebration of the Armed Forces on February 11.  He disclosed that renovation work that costs $190,000  is also ongoing at the Edward B. Kesselly Barracks to provide an ideal place of living for the men and women of the AFL.

Meanwhile, Mr. Toby said President Weah has accepted a request from All-Liberian Conference on Dual Citizenship, comprising of The Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas to attend a conference between the 27th to the 31st of January 2020.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Thank you, Mr. Toby.
    Send a message from me to the president, please.
    Please tell him to provide Ms. Copper with the ideal budget and allow her to work professionally without constraints or partisan interests. She is indeed a great person, don’t make her look ugly in your government, please!

    Also, telling the president that by a country sending its ambassador to a given country does not mean the Weah’s administration is credible. There are diplomatic relations established long ago by our founder fathers that can never be strained because of an individual.

    By the way Mr. Toby, it is dangerous to say Dubai is the best city in the world. In terms of what? Liberian people, don’t say this among other people yaaaaaaaaaaah, or else they will laugh at you.

  2. You wrote:
    “Mr. Toby said the President at the end of 2019 held several meetings with donor partners; both locally and internationally, and some of these results from the meetings will begin coming this year.”

    Is that how Liberian want their economy to grow?
    If the donations comes, I think its best to use them to build industries which will create modern jobs. If not we will just be eating the donations until 2023.

    God blesss Liberia.

  3. Mr. Curran,
    Just out of curiosity, are you planning to contest the 2023 presidential election?

    Suggestion:
    There are a lot of talented Liberians with know-hows and skillsets. Are you looking for them? If you look hard, you will find them.

    Have a nice day my friend.

  4. Gerald R. Ford once said, “If I went back to college again, I’d concentrate on two areas: learning to write and to speak before an audience. Nothing in life is more important than the ability to communicate effectively.”

    Maya Angelou also said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

    Mr. President, your annual message to the nation is an opportune time (in a timely manner) for you to lay out some of the hazards and vicissitudes (ups and downs) your administration encountered during the past years.

    It is also an opportune time to tell the Liberian people in front of a joint congress and the world some major accomplishments of your administration. Likewise, this is an opportune time for you to inform the public about some major proposals and pending laws that you would like for Congress to work with you in accomplishing.

    I am aware public speaking is not your strength as you exemplified when you delivered last year’s speech at the joint session of Congress.

    As the late President Gerald R. Ford stated, “Nothing in life is more important than the ability to communicate effectively.” However, the task of public speaking that is reposed upon you by virtue of you being the President of Liberia can be accomplished.

    Diligently practice your speech for hours in front of your advisers before stepping on the podium to deliver your annual address to nation and the world.

    Like Maya Angelou said, “People will forget what you said, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

    On a side note: There are many wealthy Liberians at home and the diaspora who are afraid to enter into politics or work for the Liberian government. Some are afraid that when things go wrong economically or politically, they might become victims of scandalous politics that their already gained wealth was derived from embezzlement working for the Liberian Government.

    I give Ms. Cooper all the credit to leave her lucrative business; to come out of retirement, and serve this young government and the people of Liberia as their newly appointed Agriculture Minister.

    I wish Ms. Cooper and President Weah God’s Blessings as they stir Mother Liberia into a new economic horizon.

    • Mr. Conneh, it seems we are from the same village, huh? How come you are a KONE and I’m Dolo? (a jape, please!)
      I hope you are on board the ANC train. If not, welcome on board! With open arms, we welcome you!

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