- President Weah is requesting President Akufo-Addo to help his administration succeed
- George Weah says his country, Liberia wouldn't have come this far if not for Ghana's support
The President of Republic of Liberia, George M. Weah, has extended a passionate appeal to President Akufo-Addo and the people of Ghana to help Liberia to progress and succeed.
The Liberian President made this known on Friday when he paid a courtesy call on President Akufo-Addo at the Jubilee House, as part of a two day visit to Ghana.
“I am young, I agree, but you are my big brother, and I know that you will help Liberia to succeed,” he appealed.
President Weah’s visit to Ghana is to “renew the bonds of friendship and solidarity that have long existed between Liberia and Ghana.”
The Liberian President in his address stated that his country has come a long way, and without Ghana Liberia’s success story wouldn’t be complete.
“Ghana hosted us, today we can never repay, we just have to make sure that our people continue to relate cordially, and I can assure that the relationship that has existed between our governments will also be mutually beneficial,” President Weah said.
Expressing his appreciation for the role President Akufo-Addo has played in strengthening the African Union, he noted that, “when we travel to AU meetings, like we did the last time in Addis Ababa, you realize that when a big brother speaks, you look and listen to him, and you know what is to be done.”
The Liberian leader in his address pledged to work towards strengthening the existing relationship between Ghana and Liberia.
“Ghana is my home, and we are here not to just come sight-seeing but to reassure you that the relationship we have will be sustained and strengthened,” he insisted.
On his part, President Akufo-Addo, referenced the longstanding, personal relationship between himself and President Weah, and described the Liberian leader “as a symbol of progress that Liberia is making after the trauma of the civil war.”
“I have known him for some time because we share many characteristics, one of which has been persistent efforts to arrive at where we are today. I believe it was a set time as it was mine. One of the things that I have discovered about him is his honesty and also his commitment to the welfare of his people. That is what has brought him this far,” Nana Addo said.
President Akufo-Addo also commended the efforts of former President of Liberia, Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for her tremendous role to bring Liberia to this far.
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Source: Yen Ghana