By Emmanuel Wse Jipoh
President George Manneh Weah has told his cabinet members that there will be no room for non-performers in the dying minutes of his government’s first term.
Speaking Wednesday, July 13, at the close of a three-day cabinet retreat in Gompa City, Nimba County, President Weah said: “… Let me be clear; there will be no room for non-performers and underachievers in this government.”
He warned that there would be no room for non-performers and underachievers in his government, urging cabinet ministers to work hard, coordinate well and communicate to achieve government’s strategic priorities.
However, he urged them to gear up for the welfare of Liberians by providing responsive and quality services.
Weah argued that for the CDC-led government to achieve its development objectives and finish its first term strongly under the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD), the cabinet should work hard in the next 16 months to put Liberia on a blueprint.
“Let me remind you that our first term is not over yet; we still have 16 months and we must finish strong for the Liberian People. This is a CALL TO ACTION.”
Ministers and directors of agencies of the government led by the President, over the weekend gathered in Ganta, Gompa City, to discuss key development issues the government intends to address in the next 16 months, ahead of 2023 Presidential and General Elections.
The Special Cabinet Retreat, fourth of its kind under the leadership of President George Manneh Weah, and first in 2022, was held under the theme: “Pushing Forward for A Better Liberia.”
Day-one of the Retreat highlighted implementation statuses of the PAPD, specifically the Economy, Revenue Generation, Aid Management and Coordination, and the President’s 2022 Legislative Agenda.
“During the past few days, we have been bold enough, to ask some of the tough questions and accept our challenges and shortcomings in moving our Nation and development agenda forward. These deliberations have strengthened our resolve to make Liberia better than where we met it and will enable us to better focus on the government’s priorities for the next 16 months”, President Weah added. Editing by Jonathan Browne