President Weah Tours Central Liberia; Reiterates Government's Commitment to Construct Roads
Gbarnga, Bong County: President George Manneh Weah has reemphasized that his government’s priority is about the construction of roads. He said as President of Liberia, he will ensure that the roads connecting major cities, including farm to market roads are built to ease the living condition of citizens.
“Since the campaign up till now, I have been asked about my platform and vision. Well, my vision is to fix the roads, so that the people in the villages will be able to sell their farm products”, President Weah quipped.
The Liberia leader spoke Sunday, June 10, 2018, in Gbarnga, Bong County during at a welcoming ceremony in his honor by citizens of the county. During the ceremony, President George Manneh Weah also expressed disappointment in the manner Liberians are reacting to his efforts to develop the country, particularly in terms of efforts being made for the construction of roads.
“I don’t know what Liberians want. I told them that if you elect me, I will build your roads. I am trying to build the roads, they are criticizing me. From 1847 to 2018, we Liberians still don't know what we want; if you don't want road and good health system, let me know”, he added.
President Weah is on a two-day tour of central Liberia including Bong and Nimba Counties to access major rural roads in these counties.
The Weah-led government has been facing huge criticisms for soliciting support from partners to construct major roads across the country in order to ease traveling constraints faced by Liberians, mainly during the rainy seasons. President Weah described as unfortunate the wave of criticisms against the government’s development efforts, and stressed that such trend is indicative of some Liberians’ lack of appreciation and also shows that they don’t know what they want.
“The key to success is trying to please God and the key to failure is trying to please everyone”, the Liberian President cautioned citizens.
“We have to plan and work together for the betterment of our country, so my government will continue every project that was started by the previous government. When the roads are good you can achieve your goal in a day, that is what development can do”, President Weah added.
He then urged citizens to set their priorities straight and be specific about what they really want.