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Weah receives rousing welcome at RIA

By Kruah Thompson

President Manneh Weah received a hero’s welcome here upon his return from the 77th UN General Assembly on Monday, September 26, 2022.

President Weah’s return to the country was greeted with a massive turn-out of citizens at the Roberts International Airport outside Monrovia with citizens decked out in colorful tribal regalia to receive him and his entourage with a series of short traditional dances and battle cries.

From the entrance of the airport to the main tarmac where President weah got off the plane was a perfect display of the national colors Red, White and Blue from T-shirts worn by supporters.

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Assistant minister of information for technical services, Boimah Fahnbulleh, said the President’s attendance at the 77th United Nations General Assembly signifies the Liberian people’s commitment to the world body, thereby presenting the case of Liberia to Secretary-General António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres.

According to him, President Weah has addressed issue of corruption more than any other Liberian president therefore, he said it was important to receive the President in such grand style despite allegations about his C2 visits.

Culture Ambassador Juli Endee expressed excitement about the President’s return and called for an aggressive fight against violence against women in Liberia.

According to 25-year-old David Betee, who left Montserrado county to welcome the President, said his presence at the RIA was to showcase his support for the CDC-led government.

He thinks it is necessary to do so, considering all that President Weah is doing to maintain peace in Liberia.

“I support President Weah’s second term. I feel strongly he has done well for the country and should be given a second term”, David concluded. Editing by Jonathan Browne

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The New Dawn is Liberia’s Truly Independent Newspaper Published by Searchlight Communications Inc. Established on November 16, 2009, with its first hard copy publication on January 22, 2010. The office is located on UN Drive in Monrovia Liberia. The New Dawn is bilingual (both English & French).
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