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Weah commissions first 3 officials

President George Manneh Weah has commissioned his first three cabinet officials, challenging them to prove their critics wrong through their work by putting Liberia’s interest first.

Having administered the oath of office to Foreign Minister Gbehzohngar Milton Findley, Finance and Development Planning Minister Samuel Tweh and Minister of State for Presidential Affairs Nathaniel McGill Thursday, 8 February, Mr. Weah said the confidence he reposed in the officials is not due to pressure from anyone.

Rather, President Weah says he has selected the officials bearing in mind that they are the right ones to head the various Ministries to which each of them has been appointed and confirmed, admonishing them not to be afraid when they get started.

He admonishes his officials that there will be lot of criticisms and they got greater responsibilities, emphasizing that everything they dream of should be in the interest of Liberians.
He reminds Foreign Minister Findley, Finance Minister Tweh and his Chief of Office Staff McGill that when they were chosen, there were some people who criticized them that they were not the right people, adding that they will be giving their critics reasons to justify their argument if they do not succeed on their jobs.

Responding on behalf of he and his fellow commissioned cabinet members, Foreign Minister Findley thanked God for Mr. Weah’s ascendancy to the Presidency, and thanked the president for the opportunity given them to serve their country.
He assures President Weah that he made no mistake by selecting them, noting that the president’s goal and objective to move Liberia forward are things that they will push, defend and protect.

Minister Findley says they are sincere on whatever advice they give President Weah, wishing him God’s blessing. Responding to a toast earlier proffered by President Weah to the commissioned officials, Minister of State for Presidential Affairs Nathaniel McGill promised that the cabinet will remain loyal to President Weah and Liberians.

He recalls that when Mr. Weah started the political journey 12 years ago, a lot of people did not think that this day would have arrived, saying a lot of citizens said Mr. Weah would not be president here.
But Mr. McGill notes that within a little over two weeks under the Weah led – government, people are beginning to see the difference.

The event at the Cabinet room of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs which temporarily hosts the presidency brought together House Speaker Bhofal Chambers, Senate Pro – Tempore Albert Chie, and some family members of the commissioned officials, among others.

By Winston W. Parley

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