Transforming lives of all Liberians is my singular mission – George Weah


Liberia president-elect, George Weah, has declared that social transformation especially at the grassroots would be the singular mission and focus of his administration.

He disclosed this while delivering his victory speech at his party’s headquarters in Monrovia on Saturday.

The former football start promised to improve the lives of ordinary Liberians through the instrumentality of pro-poor governance.

Weah said: “I declare publicly today that transforming the lives of all Liberians is the singular mission and focus of my presidency.

“Over the next few days, we will assemble the government that is committed to fighting for the ideas that inspired our campaign, and dedicated to delivering for the Liberian people.

“Those chosen to serve will and must be dedicated to the ideas of grassroots social transformation.

“Partisans looking to cheat the Liberian people through the menace of corruption will have no place in my administration.”

Weah thanked outgoing President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf for sustaining peace in Liberia over the last 12 years, and for her commitment to the first democratic transfer of power in 73 years.

He said his administration would build on the institutional gains made by Sirleaf, but quickly assured that change would be made where necessary.

The president-elect said the country was open and ready for business, calling on investors, partners and Liberians in the Diaspora to join hands with his administration to build the economy.