Liberia is broke! George Weah raises alarm

Reading Time: < 1 minute

New President of Liberia, George Weah, Tuesday said he acquired a “broke nation” from his forerunner, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

He, notwithstanding, vowed to battle endemic debasement in the nation.

George Weah, who assumed control office on January 22, is looked with a critical financial circumstance following two common wars and a fatal Ebola pestilence that softened out up the nation a few years back.

He told journalists in Paris, France, where he is at present on official visit, “I acquired a nation that is exceptionally down and out, drained by political misbehavior. We need to ensure that the things that happened won’t occur once more.

Weah also said his top priority as president was education for young people, who represent 60 percent of 4.7 million Liberians.
He added, “I believe in education. Yes, I didn’t have the opportunity in my early days but after my carrier I went back to school. Today I can boast of a masters degree.”

“Liberia is the oldest African country but we don’t have an engineering school. We don’t even have a diagnosis centre to tell if someone has Ebola,” Weah said, vowing to do more to get children in school and “to leave the street”.

Weah is relied upon to meet with French President, Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday at the Elysee Palace, alongside a few games figures, and Vice President of the World Bank for Africa, Makhtar Diop.

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: