Last year, January 22nd, 2017, George Weah was elected as the 23rd President of the Republic of Liberia.
Today, January 28th, the President officially addressed the nation with a profound speech that highlighted his progress as the head of state and what to come for the Liberia people.
It is a little over a year since we took on the mantle of leadership to transform your lives for the better. It was a journey of profound opportunities and endless possibilities. At the same time, it was a Herculean task filled with challenges. But I am grateful that we were able to sail safely through difficult times in our first year of Service to our people. Certainly, this could not have been possible without the help and guidance of the Almighty; but also due to your patience, sacrifices, collaboration and cooperation.
When we accepted the challenge to serve our People about a year ago, not only was it the dawn of a new era for our Nation; but an opportunity to right the wrongs, address the plights of our people, heal their wounds; and confront every challenge and obstacle that stood in the way of transforming the lives of the Liberian people for the better. Today, I can state with understandable pride, that we did not disappoint our people; neither did we fail them.
With the support from our two other branches of Government and our International Partners during the course of our first year in office, I can confidently state that Liberia is far better today under our leadership, than it was twelve months ago when we were entrusted with the mandate to serve our people. This is also because of the diligence and tenacity that we brought to the process. We were resolved for change, and we remained committed to that cause during our first year of service to our people.
AND SO TODAY, I STAND BEFORE YOU WITH CONFIDENCE, AND DECLARE THAT THE STATE OF OUR NATION IS STRONG, PEACEFUL, UNITED, STABLE, AND PROMISING, WITH GREAT PROSPECTS FOR A BETTER FUTURE FOR ALL!!
Despite all of these achievements during our first year, we are not oblivious of the many challenges that lie ahead, neither are we concluding that we have reached our peak in addressing the issues that confront your livelihood. But I can assure you that we are more energetic and motivated than we have ever been.
We are committed to changing your lives and to leading this Country to a prosperous future of countless opportunities.
And that is why we have started our second year with a new mindset. A patriotic mindset geared towards total development, economic growth and empowerment.
WE WILL NOT REST UNTIL WE REACH OUR ZENITH.
WE WILL NOT REST UNTIL WE PAVE THAT LAST ROAD LEADING TO THE REMOTEST PART OF OUR COUNTRY.
We will not rest until prices of basic commodities are made affordable; and the equitable distribution of our national wealth is achieved.
We will not rest until we see improvements in every sector of our society.
Source: George Weah (Facebook)