A former official of ex-President Ellen Johnson – Sirleaf’s regime Mr. Kimmie Weeks says President George Manneh Weah is more of a unifier than former President Sirleaf.
Mr. Weeks, one of Liberia’s leading youth activists, worked in former President Sirleaf’s administration as board chair at the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC).
He told the Prime Morning Drive, a live program hosted on local broadcaster Prime FM on Tuesday, 2 April in Monrovia that President Weah is one of the most popular presidents in recent history of the country.
He believes that President Weah’s popularity testifies to being a unifier, noting that the president can use his popularity to bring the people of Liberia together.
Weeks suggests that there are few simple things that President Weah needs to do to reduce the bitterness and anger on the faces of Liberians.
He recommends that since the people love President Weah, the president should have community engagements in slum communities.
He urges the government to closely relate to the people in the form of having agencies and ministries of government releasing their respective short and long term plans on a monthly basis.
Mr. Weeks believes that close communication with the people can give hope and will help to build the expectation of the people.
He observes that the failure of the government to talk to the people will leave them with no option but to live on speculations that may come to them.
According to him, the Weah led – administration should closely concentrate on reducing the high cost of living here, adding that empowerment of the people is very cardinal to the peace and stability of the state.
He stresses that government should now be considering creating jobs for the young unemployed Liberians in order to reduce the economic tension that is reportedly building on a daily basis.
The former LWSC official, Mr. Weeks emphasizes that the economic challenges facing Liberians are something that should draw the attention of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) led – government to strengthen the people’s confidence in the government.
Mr. Weeks states that with the measures being put in place, the governance process will flow in the direction that will have positive impact on every Liberian.
Mr. Weeks has worked to alleviate poverty and human suffering in Africa and around the world since he was fourteen years old.
Over the years, Weeks has formed partnerships and led organizations that have provided education to thousands of students in West Africa, lobbied the disarmament of over 20,000 child soldiers, and provided health care and recreation supplies to children.
By E. J. Nathaniel Daygbor –Edited by Winston W. Parley