Weah Can’t Stop Praising God

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    Ever since his December 2017 election, Liberia’s President George Weah cannot stop praising God. The President has become so religious to the extent that he has open his own church where he delivers summons and converts ‘lost souls’ for God.

    On New Year’s Eve at his Forky Jlaleh Family Fellowship Church, the President preached on the theme: “Life is a business: what you do with your life will make you profitable or unprofitable.”

    In one of his testimonies, Weah gave clue while he’s showing gratitude to God. “He took me from the slum of Gibraltar to the Executive Mansion [official home of the President],” he said. “See where I am today.”

    Tuesday, January 22, 2019, marked Weah’s administration first anniversary. There was absence of the usual funfair. The President opted for a thanksgiving service where he danced to religious songs and offered prayer for international partners and donor community. Foreign countries and organizations have been so generous to his one-year-old government that inherited a struggling economy.

    Nigerian Singer Mercy Chinwo’s song: ‘Excess Love’ was the perfect tool for the President to covey his gratitude to God as he took on the lyrics amidst applause from the congregation of supporters, politicians and religious leaders.

    ‘Your Love is kind


    Your Love is patient


    You fill my heart


    With so much peace and joy


    You’re amazing, You make my life feel brand new

    You’re amazing, You make my life feel brand new

    Jesus, You love me too much O


    Too much O, too much O
Excess Love, O’

    While God may be sitting on his throne acknowledging the sentiments of praise from his servant George Manneh Weah, some folks in the homeland do not appreciate Weah’s stewardship of the country.

    Some opposition critics believe he has done little or nothing in one year. There are controversies of the President acquisition of personal properties and the allegation of the disappearance of an estimated US$100 million that has plagued the administration.

    But the Minister of Finance and Development Planning Minister disagrees with the opposition community.

    Minister Samuel D. Tweah told a gathering of ruling party supporters recently in Monrovia that the President has made “great strides” within ten months of his administration.

    Road infrastructure, agriculture, education, electricity, health and the fight against corruption are areas he declared the President has scored ‘bigly’.

    The administration’s road construction projects in and outside Montserrado County has hit approximately 40 kilometers of paved roads in 10 months, Tweah said.

    “Because of the love he (Weah) has for Liberian students, the President also made registration at the state-run University of Liberia very easy and simple for students to avoid long queues to pay school fees.

    “He did not stop there but announced free tuition for undergraduate students at the University of Liberia after discussing with them on budgetary issues which had been a serious challenge for the university.

    “This President came to power and took an axe and cut down the salaries of all government officials in the Republic of Liberia which was never done in this country.

    “The President of the Republic of Liberia recently fulfilled his promise by giving three million United States dollar loan scheme to small business people because he had earlier pronounced that Liberians will not be spectators in their own economy.

    “This Government has also put two thousand health workers on payroll and increased wages which cost the Government US$11 million United States dollars.

    “The President within two months sent 18 doctors abroad for specialist training.

    “Bankers came to me and said that the reason why we cannot lend money is because when Government owes us they don’t pay. This president has instructed me to work very hard with the banks and pay back theUS$65 million debt owed the banks,” he explained.

    “The Weah administration has also done well by cleaning the payroll of the Ministry of Education which has generated for government US$2 million from ghost names that were on the payroll.

    “He did not stop there but announced free tuition for undergraduate students at the University of Liberia after discussing with them on budgetary issues which had been a serious challenge for the university.

    “The President within two months sent 18 doctors abroad for specialist training.

    The administration’s road construction projects in and outside Montserrado County has hit approximately 40 kilometers of paved roads in 10 months, Tweah said.

    – Writes Festus Poquie