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Weah upbeat about development

The Executive Mansion here says President George Manneh Weah is upbeat about the country’s growth and development, citing moves being made with external investors to resuscitate the growth of Liberia.

At a press briefing held Tuesday, 16 April, Deputy Presidential Press Secretary Smith Toby announces that President Weah has been holding separate meetings with partners from Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to resuscitate the growth of the country in the wake of his travels.

According to Mr. Tobey, “There’s been a team coming in from Israel” that will focus on agriculture, while also acknowledging another team from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that has just left Liberia.

He notes that the UAE team is working with President Weah and his technical team here to talk about energy which aims at finding ways to boost support to the Liberia Electricity Corporation (LEC).

In further efforts to see the economy booming, Toby says discussions are being held to work on the Freeport of Monrovia, the Ports of Buchanan, Sinoe and Maryland Counties.

He adds that President Weah is concerned about the economy, security, the health sector and the day – to – day happenings on the streets.

The Deputy Press Secretary further explains that President Weah is still focused on roads development, assuring the public that government is far on course with the asphalt pavement of the Johnsonville Road in Montserrado in fulfilment of his promise to Liberians.

Toby says roadworks are taking place in southeast Liberia, while construction has also started for the president’s 200 housing unit project in the southeast.

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Mr. Toby earmarks the 14 Military Hospital in Schiefflin as one of the projects that President Weah will dedicate around the July 26, 2019 Independence Day celebration.

On other national issues, Mr. Toby says President Weah urges Liberians to remain peaceful as he is concerned about security.

According to Toby, President Weah is taking criticism against him in good faith because they help good governance, except for those ones that are becoming “rude and sending” [bad] signals out there.By Winston W. Parley

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