President George Manneh Weah on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 met aggrieved students of the A.M. Dogliotti College of Medicine and Pharmacy of the University of Liberia. The meeting, held in the C. Cecil Dennis Auditorium focused on concerns from students regarding delays in the payment of their per diems and the lack of transportation to convey them to and from school.
Speaking to the medical students, President Weah enjoined them to bear in mind that his government belongs to them and called on them to always channel their grievances through a civil approach. “We want your human rights addressed but at the same time be civil at all times,” he told some 200 aggrieved students.
President Weah implored them to set up a committee for a meeting with Finance and Development Planning Minister, Samuel B. Tweah for Thursday March 22, 2018 to sort out the their per diems and transportation concerns.
The Liberian leader however informed the students that while it is true that their concerns were germane and legitimate, they should also bear in mind that those concerns were inherited.
Speaking earlier, the spokesperson of the Liberia Medical Students’ Association, Mr. Roosevelt Matthews lauded the Liberian leader for according them the opportunity to hear their concerns and presented their position statement to the Minster of State for Presidential Affairs for onward submission to the President.
During the meeting, President Weah was joined by the Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, Nathaniel F. McGill, Trokon Kpui, Minister of State Without Portfolio, Economic Advisor, Charles A. Bright and Jefferson Karmoh, National Security Advisor.