“No Room for Non-Performers, Under-Achievers,” President Weah Sends Out Caveat to Cabinet As Retreat Ends

Wednesday, 13th July 2022
President Weah closes Cabinet Retreat
President Weah closes Cabinet Retreat
Photo Credit: Executive Mansion Photo
GANTA, NIMBA COUNTY - The President of the Republic, Dr. George Manneh Weah, has challenged his cabinet, including ministers, directors-general, commissioners-general, heads of state-owned enterprises, their deputies and assistants to increase their performances, and prioritize the needs and well-being of the people of Liberia. 
The President cautioned his appointees to “work together to improve our service delivery and system of governance.”
In closing remarks of the cabinet retreat Wednesday, July 13, 2022, held in Ganta, Nimba County, the Chief Executive said, “we must coordinate and communicate to achieve our strategic priorities.”
“Let me be clear,” the President warned, “there will be no room for non-performers and under-achievers in this Government. Let me remind you that our first term is not over yet; we still have 16 months and we must finish strong for the Liberian People.”
“This is a call to action!” he emphasized.   
To achieve the development objectives of his administration and finish the first term of his administration bigly, the President instructed the Director-General of the Cabinet to ensure that every member of this Government remains focused “on our strategic priorities for the next 16 months”.
The President added: “Let me caution you that ahead lies a greater responsibility to ensure the successful implementation of the plans derived at this year's retreat. As this year’s theme states, ‘Pushing Forward for A Better Liberia’, it is my ardent hope that it continues to resonate with us as we depart this hall.”
He expressed delight that “we have come to a successful conclusion of this all-important Retreat.”
Dr. Weah reflected over the past few days of the retreat, and said, “We have had very enriching and insightful conversations on the key issues affecting national development, including but not limited to the economy, accountability and transparency, the Legislative agenda, infrastructure, and most importantly, performance and coordination in Government.”
He continued: “We have reviewed the progress made over the past years since our inception as a Government and where we want Liberia to be in the final year of our first mandate given to us by the Liberian People.”
He thanked cabinet attendees for their valuable contributions during the retreat toward national growth and development, which he noted, “has certainly powered the significant gains we have made as a Government as we have worked within the framework of our national development plan, the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD).” 
“During the past few days, we have been bold enough to ask some of the tough questions and accept our challenges and shortcomings in moving our Nation and development agenda forward,” Dr. Weah asserted, adding that “these deliberations have strengthened our resolve to make Liberia better than where we met it, and will enable us to better focus on the Government's priorities for the next 16 months”. 
He thanked the people of Nimba for their warmth reception and hospitality accorded him and all who attended the retreat, stating that the brief stay in Nimba County was rewarding.