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Weah demolishes 9th Street residence

The original home of then soccer star, now President George M. Weah is being demolished for the construction of a new structure befitting of a president nearly two months into his presidency.

Mr. Weah who currently resides at his rehab resident, also had a new building erected in his compound just before his inauguration. There were speculations that the rehab project which was constructed under less than two months was put up by some close Lebanese merchants, others said it was state money. But the office of the president or the president is yet to comment on these swirling allegations.

President Weah has yet to grant interview to the local media who are itching for answers on several issues confronting the nation. The demolition of his 9th street resident has again sparked another debate, with some social media comments suggesting that the president may be using state money to fund his private project, while others have suggested otherwise.

The president is yet to declare his assets and there are calls that with his latest development, there is a need that he does so now. The state is responsible to provide housing for the President. Former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf upgraded her private residence where she stayed for her two terms. Her Vice President Joseph Boakai also stayed at his private resident, which was also upgraded.

Mr. Weah’s Vice President Mrs. Jewel H. Taylor renovated her private resident just after inauguration at the cost of US300, 000 state money.

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