President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has received the resignation letter of Ambassador George Weah as Liberia’s Peace Ambassador. According to an Executive Mansion release, Ambassador Weah presented his resignation letter following a lengthy meeting with the Liberian President at her Foreign Ministry office on Tuesday, November 11, 2014.
Ambassador Weah was appointed by President Sirleaf as Liberia’s Peace Ambassador in December 2012. He is also political leader of the opposition party, Congress for Democratic Change.
Weah’s resignation is consistent with policy pronouncement by the Liberian President, requesting all members of the Executive qualified by the National Elections Commission (NEC) to participate in the upcoming senatorial election to resign their posts. Amb. Weah has been qualified by the National Elections Commission (NEC) to participate in the Special Senatorial Elections scheduled for 16 December.
During the meeting with the President, Ambassador Weah thanked the Liberian leader for allowing him to serve as Peace Ambassador which enabled him to contribute to the promotion of peace and stability in the country. He promised to continue working for the promotion and sustenance of peace where ever he finds himself.
President Sirleaf, in response, thanked the former Peace Ambassador for his service and his immense contribution to the sustenance of peace and stability in Liberia. The Liberian leader encouraged him to continue to do whatever he can and in whatever capacity to promote peace and stability in the country.