Don’t listen to critics

President George Manneh Weah’s Chief of Office Staff Minister Nathaniel McGill says cabinet ministers here should not listen to what people have to say in a negative way, but urges them to find the good in the criticism and try to [make] correction.


“Do not listen to what people have to say in a negative way. The president says sometimes criticism is good because criticism strengthens you. When they criticize you, find the good in the criticism and try to (use) what is correct,” he said Monday, 4 June in Congo Town at the launch of Clar Hope Foundation.

The Minister of State for Presidential Affairs reminds his colleagues that they went to elections in 2017 and the people of Liberia gave them a mandate, urging ministers here to do what is right for the citizens.

Mr. McGill challenges his colleagues to “continue to remain strong” as they leave the program.

“Our government will not be deterred by the level of criticism. I want to urge you ministers to keep your focus because this is a challenge that we have,” Mr. McGill says.

He earlier noted that like the First Lady says, it is very easy to criticize, but it’s difficult to work.

Concerning the Clar Hope Foundation launched by Liberia’s First Lady Mrs. Clar Weah on Monday, Mr. McCgill says he has no doubt in the First Lady’s credibility because he knows what she stands for.

But he tells the First Lady that in the Liberian society people criticize, recalling that when Mrs. Weah came to Liberia newly, there were all types of criticisms against her. He however concludes that Mrs. Weah has been able to “prove a lot of us wrong” that she truly means well for the citizens.

By Winston W. Parley

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