President Weah Dialogues with Diaspora Liberians

Thursday, 3rd January 2019
President Weah poses  with Liberians from the Diaspora
President Weah poses with Liberians from the Diaspora
Photo Credit: Executive Mansion Photo

Monrovia, Liberia - 

 

The President of the Republic, H.E. Dr. George Manneh Weah, today, January 3, 2019 hosted nearly 300 Liberians at his Jamaica Resort in Paynesville and held an exciting interactive dialogue with them on various issues of national concern.  

 

 

The visitors spoke of a range of issues, including trade and commerce, dual citizenship and foreign diplomacy. They implored the President to cultivate close relationship with Liberian diaspora citizens to make them a part of government’s development agenda.

 

 

The President praised the visiting Liberians for taking off time to see him during their season vacations. He encouraged them to remain engaged with his government and the people of Liberia in sustaining national peace and improving the wellbeing of the citizenry.

 

 

He pledged government’s support to all Liberians, including those in the diaspora, particularly citizens wishing to invest in the economy of the country.

 

The President reiterated his commitment to empowering Liberians to fully participate and not be spectators in the economy of their own country.

 

President Weah used the occasion to promise equal opportunity for all Liberians despite their localities to participate in the development of their country.

 

Speaking on the issue of dual citizenship, the President told the visitors that he had already submitted a bill at the National Legislature on the matter, promising to give it a push for its final passage into law when lawmakers return to work.

 

He assured the diaspora visitors of his fullest support and promised to include everyone in the rebuilding process of Liberia.

 

He said his Government is willing to empower Liberian entrepreneurs with millions of dollars to build factories and other companies for the good of the country. 

 

He challenged the groups to take advantage of the government’s offers and to compete with foreign investors in the country.

 

The President’s visitors included representatives from the Union of Liberian Associations in the Americas and the European Liberian Federation Association. Others came from South Sudan, Ghana, Australia, United Arab Emirates and the Scandinavian countries.

 

The meeting was organized by President Weah to solicit the views of Liberians living in the diaspora on Liberia’s development process.